I’m always listening out for a new poet who can take the deceptively effortless, witty yet ultimately serious chops of the New York School, make it work for this generation and bring the whole thing in to land just outside a British city, losing nothing in transit. And God it’s been worth the wait. This is a poetry of exquisite timing, with some of the most satisfying last lines I’ve ever read. Yates can take an everyday domestic detail and make it sparkle with the mystery of a Raedecker painting. – Luke Kennard
Luke Samuel Yates lives in North-West England. He has published two pamphlets (The Rialto, Smith|Doorstop), was a Poetry Society Foyle Young Poet on four occasions, and was selected for the Aldeburgh Eight. A lecturer in Sociology, he also teaches and researches political movements, technology, and consumption practices.