Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose live readings are not to be missed. Expect strong language and adult content ribbon-wrapped in carefully and caringly sculpted poetry as Hollie reads from and chats about her much anticipated new collection: Slug… and other things i’ve been told to hate.
'One of the best poets we have' – Matt Haig
'Like Pam Ayres on acid – Lemn Sissay
'I like some poetry but not really yours' – Hollie’s daughter
Hollie McNish is an author based in the UK. She won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry for her poetic parenting memoir Nobody Told Me, of which The Scotsman stated ‘The World Needs this Book’. She has published four further collections of poetry – Papers, Cherry Pie, Plum and her most recent poetic memoir Slug... and other things I’ve been told to hate, which covers topics from grief to otters, grandmothers to masturbation and Finnish saunas, and is a Sunday Times best-seller. With fellow poet Sabrina Mahfouz, she co-wrote Offside, a play relating the history of UK women’s football, and has just completed a reimagining of Sophocles’ Greek Tragedy Antigone, published in October 2021.
Hollie's online poetry videos have garnered millions of views worldwide. She is the first poet to have recorded an album at Abbey Road Studios, London and tours extensively. Her poetry has been translated into German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Japanese and French. She reads in English, French and German. She is a patron of Baby Milk Action.
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|Event Date||Sat 19 Feb 4:00 pm|
|Location||The Alexander Centre|