Highly acclaimed poet and YouTube sensation Hollie McNish took part in a Twitter Q&A on Friday 21 October. Read the full transcript below.
Hollie McNish is a poet who lives between Cambridge and Glasgow. She has released two poetry collections and three albums and has garnered titles like 'chick of the week' (MTV), 'boundary breaker' (Marie Claire), and poet Benjamin Zephaniah stated 'I can’t take my ears off her'.
She tours her poetry full time across the UK and beyond, as well as delivering workshops on poetry, writing, motherhood and immigration. Her poem 'Embarrassed' about her worries around breastfeeding has received intense public popularity, viewed over 7 million times online.
Her latest collection of diaries and poems on parenthood was published in February 2016 by Blackfriars. Covering her journey from pregnancy to preschool through 400 pages of prose and poetry, it has been applauded with consistent 5 star reviews. The Scotsman stated, 'The world needs this book'. You can find out more about Hollie over on her ILS profile.
I like writing poetry a lot. And I like being alive