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, which will be published by Nine Arches Press, with fellow Hebden Bridge poet Sarah Corbett. Partners include The Poetry Society and The Manchester Poetry Library. Alongside the book, the project takes in nationwide launches, workshops, library displays and two poetry competitions. The anthology will be published in October 2022 to coincide with the 90th anniversary of Plath’s birth. It will be officially launched at the inaugural Sylvia Plath Literary Festival in Hebden Bridge (21 – 23 October, 2022).