Rachel and Simon speak with the poet Hollie McNish. After rising to prominence online, she has published four collections of poetry: “Papers”, “Cherry Pie”, “Why I Ride” and “Plum”. “Nobody Told Me”, a collection of prose and poetry about parenthood taken from Hollie's diaries, was published in 2016 and won the Ted Hughes award for New Work in Poetry. In May she released “Slug...and other things I've been told to hate”, a bestselling poetic memoir. She has also recorded an album of poetry and music, co-written a play about the history of women's football in Britain, and has just finished a reimagining of “Antigone”. We spoke to Hollie about the difference between poets and spoken-word artists, launching a career in the artform, and how she deals with hostile critics.
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