Ian McMillan is a well-renowned and much-loved poet, journalist, playwright, and broadcaster. Known as ‘the bard of Barnsley’, his warmth, humour and way with words shine through in his books, regular TV and radio appearances, and frequent tweets. Still resident in his native South Yorkshire, he’s also held the position of poet-in-residence for a wide range of organisations including Barnsley FC and Humberside Police. In this open and often hilarious interview, hear Ian explain how he discovered being a poet who could be funny could be a big advantage, why the freelance lifestyle means he is always saying ‘yes’, and why he loves performing in village halls.
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