Ian is Writer in Residence at the Brontë Parsonage Museum (2023/24). His debut poetry collection Zebra (Nine Arches Press, 2019) was nominated for the Portico Prize. His second collection, Tormentil (Nine Arches), due in September 2023, won a Royal Society of Literature ‘Literature Matters’ Award while in progress. He is the editor of Why I Write Poetry (Nine Arches), and the producer and co-editor of After Sylvia: Poems and Essays in Celebration of Sylvia Plath (Nine Arches). Ian is widely published in journals and has written for the BBC. He is a fellow of The Complete Works.