Ian Humphreys

Cover artwork: Louise Crosby


Price £9.99

ISBN: 978-1-911027-70-6


Date: 11th April 2019

Format: Paperback

Extent: 80 pp





Zebra is the debut collection from Hebden Bridge-based Ian Humphreys. These acutely-observed and joyful poems explore mixed identities, otherness, and coming-of-age as a gay man in 1980s Manchester.



Praise for Ian Humphreys:

"Ian has an enviable gift of finding final lines of poems, many of which are seared on the surface of my memory."

– Mona Arshi, in Ten: Poets of the New Generation (Bloodaxe Books).






Ian Humphreys lives in West Yorkshire. He has been widely published in journals and anthologies, such as The Poetry Review, The Rialto, Ambit, Magma and The Forward Book of Poetry 2019. Awards include first prize in the Poetry Society’s Hamish Canham Prize. In 2018, he was highly commended in the Forward Prizes for Poetry. Ian is a fellow of The Complete Works, which promotes diversity, quality and innovation in British poetry. In 2017, a portfolio of his poems was published in Ten: Poets of the New Generation (Bloodaxe Books).

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