John Cooper Clarke

with support - Luke Wright

John Cooper Clarke comes to Ipswich on October 6th as part of his  tour of major UK venues during National Poetry Month. Dubbed the "Bard of Salford" and given the moniker "punk poet", John presents his biting, satirical and very humorous poetry in his own rapid-fire and totally original style. He is now recognised as one of England's most important poets and performers. Expect a mix of hilarious anecdotes of life in a Northern town interspersed with machine-gun fast delivery of some of his best poems. "If you think poetry is dull and boring or posh and erudite - you haven't seen JCC!

With support - Luke Wright. Based in Suffolk, Luke is a Glastonbury Festival Slam Poet Champion and the main host and co-programmer of the Poetry Arena at the Latitude Festival. With his mixture of sharp, humorous verse and anecdotal stand-up he recently won the Spirit of the Fringe Award for Innovation. The Observer called him "the best young performance poet around".