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The day I finally became Julia Roberts.

Remember the scene in Pretty Woman, where Julia Roberts and Richard Gere go to the opera? She wears a long red dress, and he presents her with an expensive necklace before their date. 1,303 more words


Of Gender and Poetry: Lydia Towsey & Hollie Poetry

In all regions of the UK, the appointed role of Poet Laureate are all held by women. In Northern Ireland it is Sinead Morrissey, Scotland… 1,870 more words

Burning Eye Poets

Q&A: Hollie McNish, influential poet and feminist activist

How long have you been doing spoken word?
“Since I was about 24. So, 7 years in total – from the first poem I ever read out loud to anyone else, but I’ve been writing poems since I can remember.” 1,066 more words

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Popping my poetry cherry at Govanhill Poetry Splash

Today I went to my very first spoken word gig, and it was AWESOME! I’ll be the first to admit I got into poetry late in the game, possibly as a result of some very dry German love poetry forced upon me at school, but man oh man now I know what I’ve been missing! 455 more words

Hollie McNish, Charlotte Higgins and Inja, Cambridge Junction

So here I sit, finishing off some beer bought yesterday. It was supposed to be drunk through the evening and wee hours, watching election events unfold. 665 more words