The Poet in Babyhood


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

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