Ian is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. He presents The Verb every week on BBC R3 and he’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Coast, Pick of the Week, You & Yours, Last Word and The Arts Show. Previously, Ian was resident poet for English National Opera, UK Trade & Investment, Yorkshire TV’s Investigative Poet and Humberside Police’s Beat Poet. He’s been a castaway on Desert Island Discs and a subject of The South Bank Show. Cats make him sneeze. @IMcMillan
'world-class – one of today’s greatest poetry performers' Carol Ann Duffy
He has been a poet, broadcaster, commentator and programme maker for
over 35 years. He's explored language &
communication with students, teachers, education policy makers, local
authority officers, politicians and business communities.
‘Ian McMillan, owner of one of the finest broadcasting voices currently gracing the airwaves'
'Ian McMillan proved himself the ultimate spoken word artist, in that he was never at a loss for them – spoken or otherwise. His show Talking Myself Home was a dazzling combination finely-honed poems and stand-up’s repartee. When the audience weren’t savouring his metaphors (in a Wish-I’d-Written-That way), they were shrieking with laughter. And what more could you want from a poetry show?' Russell Thompson Apples'n'Snakes
John Peel of poetry’ Alec
'It cleared me chest something wonderful'
Theatre By The Lake, Kendal
Shirley Bassey of performance poetry’ T.E.S.