Luke Allan is a poet and publisher based in Manchester. He studied creative writing at UEA before working for a number of years as a project manager in the arts and as a freelance book designer in Newcastle and Edinburgh, during which time he also edited the Newcastle Philosophy Society journal. He is founding-editor of the poetry press ‘sine wave peak’ and editor of journal Quait, as well as co-founder of the poetry magazine, Butcher’s Dog. In 2011 his poetry received a Northern Promise Award. He currently works as managing editor at poetry press Carcanet. He is the author of one collection of poems, minimum soft exchange (MIEL, 2015).