Ah’ve Soiled Ma Breeks


Ian McMillan is a poet, journalist, playwright and broadcaster. He has had several volumes of poetry published for both adults and children, and is an enthusiastic advocate of poetry.

In addition he has had journalism published in Q magazine and Mojo magazine, and writes a weekly column in his home town’s local newspaper, The Barnsley Chronicle. He has the unique honour of being the first poet in residence to a football club, his hometown Barnsley FC.

Ian’s first Smith/Doorstop pamphlet, Tall in the Sandle, was published in 1986 — the company’s first year of business; and his second was This Lake Used to be Frozen: Lamps in 2011, the Poetry Business’ 25th anniversary year. His third Smith/Doorstop pamphlet is Ah’ve Soiled Ma Breeks (September 2012).

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This new pamphlet continues Ian McMillan’s linguistic and cultural examination of the trials and tribulations of getting older, and the excitements and sorrows of living in a place marginalised by history. As Pound said ‘Barnsley feels like the thing itself…’