This episode is a fiery conversation about finding power in the things we’re told to hate. My guest is Hollie McNish, writer and poet and we explore her book “SLUG and other things I’ve been told to hate” and SO much more including masturbation, grief, feminism, being blunt and of course, more of Hollie’s poetry.

About my guest:

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, Kate Tempest, Jackie Kay, Helen Pankhurst and Young Fathers. “Slug: and other things I’ve been told to hate” – is a Sunday Times Bestseller.