SLUG with Hollie McNish – Writer and Poet

Finding power in the things we’re told to hate. My guest is Hollie McNish, writer and poet. We explore her upcoming book “SLUG and other things I was told to hate” and SO much more. We talk masturbation, grief, feminism, being blunt and of course, her poetry.  

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Hollie McNish is a UK writer based between Glasgow and Cambridge. She has published three collections of poetry – Papers, Cherry Pie, Plum – a play relating the history of UK women’s football – Offside, co-written with Sabrina Mahfouz – and one poetic memoir – Nobody Told Me – of which The Scotsman stated ‘The World Needs this Book’ and which won the Ted Hughes Prize for New Work in Poetry. Her poems have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish and Japanese and she has performed them worldwide alongside the likes of Irvine Welsh, Kae Tempest, Jackie Kay, Helen Pankhurst and Young Fathers.Her forthcoming title – Slug: and other things I’ve been told to hate – is to be released in May 2021 with Fleet, Hachette.

What we cover:

  • Feminism
  • Mothers who write
  • Poetry
  • Masturbation and Sex


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