Luke Allan · poet, editor & book designer

Poems in the TLS, The Poetry Review,» The White Review,» Literary Review, the anthology New Poetries VII,» and elsewhere.

*  First place, Mairtín Crawford Award for Poetry (2021)»
*  Second place, Bridport Poetry Prize (2020)»
*  Finalist, National Poetry Competition (2020)»
*  Third place, Poets & Players Competition (2020)»
*  First place, the Charles Causley Poetry Prize (2019)»
*  Third place, Mick Imlah Poetry Prize (2019)»
*  Northern Promise Award for Poetry (2011)»

Featured poem: ‘Something to Show for It’.
A short interview from 2021 on writing poetry.

Editor, Oxford Poetry.» Poetry editor at Partus Press.» Co-editor of the literary journal Pain.» Former managing editor at Carcanet Press» and deputy editor of PN Review.» Former studio manager at Studio Alec Finlay.» Co-founder of the poetry journal Butcher’s Dog.» Founder of the small press sine wave peak.»

Co-judge of the 2017 PN Review Prize, the 2015 Singapore Literature Prize, and the 2018 & 2020 Hollingworth Prize.

Talks and seminars for the University of Manchester, the University of Oxford, the University of Leeds, the University of Edinburgh, and Ledbury Poetry Festival. Poetry readings at Enemies (London), Ceasura (Edinburgh), The Other Room (Manchester), Suttungur Poetry Festival (Reykjavík), Durham Book Festival, and elsewhere.

Book designer at Studio Lamont.»