Hollie McNish loves writing poetry. She has published two collections Papers and Cherry Pie and one poetic memoir Nobody Told Me, of which the Scotsman suggested “The world needs this book” and for which she won the Ted Hughes Award. In 2016 she co-wrote a play Offside relating the two hundred year history of UK women’s football, as well as collaborating on her second poetry album Versus with the brilliant Dutch Metropole Orkest. Hollie tours continuously across the UK and is a big fan of online readings – her poetry videos have attracted millions of views worldwide. She has a keen interest in migration, infant health and language learning and does readings for organisations as diverse as The Economist, MTV, and UNICEF. In 2017 she became the first patron of Baby Milk Action.
Plum is her latest poetry collection, relating her thoughts on fruit , flesh and society from childhood to her early thirties / attempted adulthood.