Ian lives in West Yorkshire. His debut poetry collection, Zebra, is with Nine Arches Press (2019). Ian’s work is widely published in journals and anthologies including The Poetry Review, The Rialto, Magma and The Forward Book of Poetry 2019. Awards include first prize in the Poetry Society’s Hamish Canham Prize, and highly commended in the Forward Prizes for Poetry. A fellow of The Complete Works, Ian’s poems are showcased in Ten: Poets of the New Generation (Bloodaxe). Read More

Zebra

Zebra

Published in spring 2019, Zebra went to a second print run just eight weeks after its launch. The Yorkshire Times said of the book, ‘In all of its magnificent bounty Zebra must be one of the poetry collections of 2019.’

‘Return of the discotheque dancers’, a celebration of lives lost to AIDS in the early years of the disease, was Highly Commended in the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2018.

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In these troubled times we need more good poets than ever. Luckily I’ve seen the future of poetry – and it’s bright.

– Christina Patterson, The Guardian

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