Ian has been appointed Writer in Residence at the Brontë Parsonage Museum for 2023/24.
Ian is working on a new poem and short film in collaboration with Ascension Dance Company to debut at the BBC’s Contains Strong Language Festival in September. He has also been appointed a festival poet at Contains Strong Language which this year will take place in Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021. Continue Reading
Ian has won an Arts Council England Lottery Funded Project Grant to produce an anthology of poems and essays in response to the legacy of Sylvia Plath. He will co-edit the book with fellow Hebden Bridge poet Sarah Corbett. Continue Reading
Ian is the editor of Why I Write Poetry: Essays on Becoming a Poet, Keeping Going and Advice for the Writing Life – fourth in the best-selling series of creative writing handbooks from Nine Arches Press.