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Ian Stephen

Hebrides (Scotland)

edinburgh 2006

Ian Stephen - Hybrides

Ian Stephen is from the Island of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. He has been publishing poetry and short-stories in many countries since 1979. For many years he worked in the UK Coastguard Service, co-ordinating maritime rescue.

Since 1995 he has worked as a writer and artist. Most of his work has language at its heart and he travels widely to perform, sometimes collaborating with musicians. Recent work has included daily logs, in the form of poetry and stories, sent ashore from voyages in his own 33ft wooden yacht.

Ian Stephen - in Scapa flow
in Scapa flow
Ian Stephen - broch needle
broch needle
short stories and recipe-poems: Mackerel and Creamola (Polygon)
poems Varying States of Grace (Polygon)
Other collections with Dangaroo Press and The Windfall Press and many publications made with Morning Star
plays include: Seven Hunters, directed Gerry Mulgrew, (The Highland Festival)
Brazil 12 Scotland Nil, Morven Gregor (Bird of Paradise)
The Sked Crew, Alison Peebles (Theatre Hebrides)
Ian Stephen - transitstation edinburgh 2006
transitstation edinburgh 2006

In transit station Edinburgh 2006, he began work, with Norman Chalmers and Neil MacConnell, to make a silent movie version of The Sked Crew.

Another transit station work-in-progress, with the actor and theatre director, Alex Patience, explores memory through acts of poetry and netmending.
interview in Hi-Arts about Ian Stephen