The Complete Works III is a national development programme for advanced BAME poets. The initiative was set up in 2008 to promote quality and diversity in poetry. A new intake of fellows is selected every four years. In 2016, Ian was one of ten poets to win a place on the programme. He will be mentored by Forward Prize winning poet Mona Arshi, who was selected for Complete Works II. In November 2017, a portfolio of Ian’s poems will be published in a Bloodaxe anthology alongside his Complete Works III fellows.