Northern Promise Award, 2000
Ian Horn was born in County Durham, where he still lives. He helps to run Colpitts Poetry and has performed his work widely, including at Glastonbury and on BBC and Danish TV as well as at several European festivals. In 2000 he won a Northern Promise Award from New Writing North, which enabled him to work with Andy Croft as his mentor and to publish in 2001 a Mudfog pamphlet, Jazz from the Collieries. He was the editor of Verses United, an anthology of football poetry which has inspired projects in many schools and at football festivals in the UK and abroad. He recently collaborated with Northern Sinfonia on a sound/text response to the music of Mozart.