I Remember (Red Ceilings, Press 2021)
‘In this new work Ian Seed exploits a repetitive device (I remember) to signal moments in his life. The repetition becomes an affecting underscore of his need to recall, record and memorialise. Unadorned with explanation, the poet’s inner and outer trajectories evoke people, places and eras with simple beauty and poignancy. Insistent and urgent, these cameos resonate and linger, voicing experience with courage and clarity.’ Lucy Hamilton
Fidelities (LikeThisPress 2015)
'I love Ian Seed's poetry. His strange dreamy 'narratives' which are also non-narrative have a vague yet crystal hard precision which is not easy to encapsulate or describe... This is clever writing, playful and ever open to possibility but it's also the genuine article.' Steve Spence, Stride.
'This collection enacts an excursive articulation of the world and language, the shifts and creative repetitions found in both, between words and inside words, between moments and within moments: each poem finding its distinct poetic imperative to reveal these moves in the landscape in complex and subtle ways.' Patricia Farrell, back cover of Fidelities.
Threadbare Fables (LikeThisPress 2012)
'First things first—don’t waste time trying to decide whether Ian Seed’s mysterious, pared-down narratives are prose poems or flash fiction or some other form you’ve not heard of yet. For that matter, don’t worry about whether or not they’re strictly fables, either. There are no neat moral lessons to be learned. They are fabulous, though, in every sense of the word.' Matt Merritt, Sphinx.
'Not exactly funny, but I smiled when I read it, nevertheless.' Martin Stannard, Stride Magazine.
'They extend the force of Jacob's Le Cornet à dés beautifully into today's urban sphere.' John Ashbery, in email to author.