UEA alumnus Luke Allan has won this year’s Mairtín Crawford Award for Poetry at the Belfast Book Festival. Luke (pictured) graduated from the BA in English Literature with Creative Writing in 2009 and is currently the poetry editor at Partus Press and co-editor of the magazines Pain and Oxford Poetry. A former managing editor at Carcanet Press and PN Review, his poems are published in the TLS, The White Review, and The Poetry Review. He published a chapbook, minimum soft exchange, in 2015, and was the winner of the Charles Causley International Poetry Competition in 2019. He was also commended in this year’s Poetry Society National Poetry Competition.