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Frankie Vah

Luke Wright

"In his visceral, virile verse, Wright skewers the essential cadences of all political drama"

The Stage

We all want something to believe in. It's 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics and skuzzy indie stardom.

Following the multi-award-winning What I Learned from Johnny Bevan, celebrated poet Luke Wright’s second verse play deals with loss, love and belief against a backdrop of beer-soaked music venues and 80s politics.

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64 pages
ISBN 9781908058584
Published 8 January 2018
Cover design: Ben Anslow


Frankie Vah is a bildungsroman charting the rise and fall of a 1980s Ranting Poet ... [a] compelling story.
Kate Potts, Poetry London

Performance poetry's key revivalist
Metro on Luke Wright

A heady mix of 80s nostalgia, fuck-you attitude and raging punk lyricism. All wrapped up in Wright’s winning stage presence and dextrously wrangled rhymes.
Sabotage Reviews

About the author

Luke Wright is a poet and broadcaster. His poetry stage shows have toured the world and played sold-out runs in London and Edinburgh. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio and his verse documentary on Channel 4 was nominated for a Grierson Award. His first collection, Mondeo Man, was published in 2013. His debut play, What I Learned from Johnny Bevan, won The Scotsman Fringe First Award and The Stage Award for Acting Excellence.

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