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Slug

Slug

‘One of the best poets we have’ MATT HAIG

‘She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love’ KAE TEMPEST

Hollie always articulates exactly how I feel’ CHARLY COX

The new collection of poetry and prose from the Ted Hughes Award-winning author of Nobody Told Me

From Finnish saunas and soppy otters to grief, grandparents and Kellogg’s anti-masturbation pants, Slug is a book which holds a mirror lovingly up to the world, past and present, through Hollie’s driving, funny, hopeful poetry and prose. Slug is about the human condition: of birth and death and how we manage the possibilities in-between.

‘The inimitable words of poet/goddess Hollie McNish once again hold up honest, damn funny and refreshing takes on the everydayness of our lives . . . Never have we needed her more’ STYLIST
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

On Sale: 13th May 2021

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9780349726359

Reviews

I love Hollie's poems. There is such raw honesty and warmth and often humour within them. She is one of the best poets we have
Matt Haig
I've loved her work for years
Jo Brand
Hollie is a total wordsmith. She makes me howl with laughter one moment and burst into tears the next
Paapa Essiedu
I can't take my ears off her
Benjamin Zephaniah
Hollie always articulates exactly how I feel, like she lives in my head
Charly Cox, author of Validate Me and She Must Be Mad
Makes so many of us feel seen . . . [Hollie] quickly breaks the heart and then heals it, before you have time to even take a breath
Kara Scott, TV personality, journalist and poker player
Gorgeous fingering poems
Bryony Gordon, author of Mad Girl and The Wrong Knickers
A new collection from the exciting and divisive Ted Hughes Award winning poet and author of Nobody Told Me. This time she's tackling birth, death and female body parts with her characteristic confrontational gaze
Claire Allfree, Metro (Ten gripping books to look out for in 2021)
Piercing poetry . . . This is exactly what we all need. The inimitable words of poet/goddess Hollie McNish once again hold up honest, damn funny and refreshing takes on the everydayness of our lives: the social demands, sex and orgasms, our bodies, judgement from friends (and ourselves). Never have we needed her more
Francesca Brown, Stylist
Honest and insightful, hilarious and impudent. We could all do with paying attention to what McNish tells us through her writing, where she directs our attention and the worlds she opens
Anthony Anaxagorou, author of After the Formalities
McNish has a striking capacity for intimacy in places least expected. There are no tricks in her work, except like all the best magicians and wordsmiths, I can see what she's doing but not how she did it. The Poetry world needs a Tracey Emin like the art world did. It's Hollie McNish
Lemn Sissay