Luke Allan · poet, editor, & book designer



☞  POETRY
Poems in the TLS, The White Review,» Oxford Review of Books, The Rialto, Magma, the anthology New Poetries VII,» and elsewhere. First place, the 2019 Charles Causley International Poetry Competition.» Finalist, the 2020 National Poetry Competition.» Second place, the 2020 Bridport Poetry Prize.» Third place, the 2019 Mick Imlah Poetry Prize» and the 2020 Poets & Players Competition.» Highly commended in The Rialto’s 2020 Nature & Place Poetry Competition» and the 2020 Poetry London Prize.»



☞  EDITING & PUBLISHING
Poetry editor at Partus Press.» Co-editor of the literary journals Pain» and Oxford Poetry.» Former managing editor at Carcanet» 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.



☞  DESIGN
Book designer at Studio Lamont.»