Litfest 2020: Ian McMillan

Litfest 2020: Ian McMillan


It is a treat to be welcoming the poet and Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan.

One of Britain’s well-loved poets, performers, broadcasters and entertainers, McMillan has been injecting soul and vibrancy into the UK literary scene for over two decades. His humorous and witty observations of everyday life, fused with his northern, working-class voice has made him a household name.

McMillan’s recent book To Fold The Evening Star – New and Selected Poems gathers work from eight key collections, distilling an essence of McMillan’s diversiform poetry and short prose. Hilarity and tenderness, gravity and light, are interwoven into a bountiful poetic fibre.

world-class – one of today’s greatest poetry performers

Carol Ann Duffy