Luke Allan · poet, editor, & book designer

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

A chapbook of poems, Sweet Dreams, the Sea, will be published by the Poetry Society of America in 2024.

*  Shortlisted for the Fitzcarraldo Essay Prize (2023)»
*  Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship (2023)»
*  The aawp/Westerly Life Writing Prize (2023)»
*  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.
An interview 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 Prizes.

Lectures and seminars for the Universities of Glasgow, Manchester, Oxford, Leeds, and Edinburgh, and for 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.»