Ian lives in West Yorkshire. His debut collection Zebra (Nine Arches Press) was nominated for the Portico Prize. His work is widely published in journals, including The Poetry Review, The Rialto and Magma, and he has written for the BBC. Awards include first prize in the Hamish Canham Prize and highly commended in the Forward Prizes for Poetry. Ian is the editor of Why I Write Poetry (Nine Arches Press, 2021), the producer and co-editor of a forthcoming anthology on Sylvia Plath (Nine Arches Press, 2022), and a guest editor at Butcher’s Dog poetry magazine.