PEOPLE'S poet Dr John Cooper Clarke will appear before an audience of people aged 16 plus in Devizes on May 10.

Tickets for his show called Luckiest Guy Alive at the Corn Exchange are now on sale priced at £22.50.

Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s for his poetry and since then he his career has travelled through a number of different forms and cultures.

In November he released his book of poetry The Luckiest Guy Alive and he is now touring the country performing poems from the book.

His publicist said: "JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry included on national curriculum syllabus, his effect on modern music is huge.

"His influence can be heard within the keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. These collaborations mean that John has been involved in two recent global number 1 albums - with The Arctic Monkeys putting one of John's best loved poems, I Wanna Be Yours, to music on their critically acclaimed A:M Album

"His latest show, touring across the UK, USA, Canada & Australasia, is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat - a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game."

Doors open at the Corn Exchange at 7.30pm. A support act to be confirmed. Go to to book.