Ian Royce Chamberlain co-founded Poetry Teignmouth in 2013 and the town’s Poetry Festival a year later. He is part of Moor Poets and the prestigious Litmus editing group. His work has appeared in anthologies including the RSPB Anthology of Wildlife Poetry, The Broadsheet, the Exeter Festival ExCite series and many others. His first collection Stumble into Grace (Wylde, 2012) is about to be reprinted.
The latest collection, Vertigo & Beeswax (Oversteps, 2017) summarises six eventful years of upheaval and resettling. Mostly, the poems are more lyrical than the ‘Performance’ work for which Ian has perhaps become better known for at festivals and poetry events all over the Southwest, and beyond. His readings always provide a mix of these very different voices.