Luke Samuel Yates has published two pamphlets of poetry: The Pair of Scissors that Could Cut Anything, with The Rialto, and Thinking Inside the Box. His work has appeared in CAST: The Poetry Business Book of New Contemporary Poets, The Rialto, THE SHOp, The North, Smith’s Knoll, Magma, The Manchester Review, on the London Underground, and has recently been translated into Hungarian.
Luke was born in 1983 and grew up in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, winning the Foyle Young Poet of the Year four times. He studied English and Creative Writing at Warwick, then returned to the North-West via Argentina. In 2009 he did a writing residency in the Philadelphia Institute of Advanced Study, where he wrote his first pamphlet, performed and launched from inside a large box. He was a participant in the Jerwood Advanced Seminar in 2011 and read at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival in 2013. He now lives in Manchester and works at the university.