Archives for the month of: March, 2012


Hollie McNish is a UK poet whose work has been in high demand since her first reading at Covent Garden Poetry Café’s Poetry Unplugged night in 2009. She has released two poetry albums, Touch and Push Kick, with the latter prized for contributions to maternal research by the University of London.

Hollie has read at venues as diverse as Glastonbury festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Bar and London’s Southbank Centre, with her poetry featured on Radio 4’s Poetry Diaries, Woman’s Hour and BBC 2. In 2009, she won the UK Farrago Poetry title and finished third in the World Slam du Monde, Paris in the same year. By 2011 she had completed a poetry residency in Mons, Belgium, opened Southbank Centre’s 2011 Women of the World Festival and toured Sydney, Australia in association with the Australian Poetry Slam organisers, Word Travels.

As well as writing and reading her poetry, Hollie works as a poetry and spoken word workshop leader in schools, museums and youth venues through her organisation Page to Performance.

Hollie has just had her first collection of poetry published this week by London-based publishing house, Greenwich Exchange in a lovely collection of over 30 poems. It is called Papers and is available online from Greenwich Exchange.

Papers is funny, passionate and provoking.

Buy this new book from Greenwich Exchange here

Listen to Hollie here

It feels like ages ago that I was heavily pregnant and rushing to finish my film, now i have a 4 week old baby taking up all my time!

So I am just taking each day at a time, and trying to sleep whenever i get the chance! But I couldn’t resist a post, as I have had some lovely feedback on the film, and thought i would publish some here…

anonymous 5 March 17:43
I really enjoyed your film, Kate, and am seriously impressed that you accomplished something so beautiful and poignant with a young child and pregnancy! I am sharing it as far and wide as possible. Oh, and loved the poet – who is she?!
Well done Kate! An excellent film on an emotive and important subject – our kids, our future! Many interesting points raised…And made while looking after one little rascal and brewing another, good work!
Ariadne Oliveira
inspirational without being patronizing. you stroke a magic balance!

watch the film here…

So at last the film is uploaded onto a distrify player and now I am making a fan page on facebook…

hopefully you can see it through this link…

I am guessing that most people have a facebook account, although I will post it up here in the future.