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Published: 15/06/2017
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Hollie McNish has thrilled and entranced audiences the length and breadth of the UK with her compelling and powerful performances.

Plum, her debut for Picador Poetry, is a wise, sometimes rude and piercingly candid account of her memories from childhood to attempted adulthood. This is a book about growing up, about flesh, fruit, friendships, work and play - and the urgent need to find a voice for the poems that will somehow do the whole glorious riot of it justice.

Throughout Plum, McNish allows her recent poems to be interrupted by earlier writing from her younger selves - voices that speak out from the past with disarming and often very funny results.

Plum is a celebration, a salute to a life in which we are always growing, stumbling, falling, changing and discovering new selves to add to our own messy store.
It will leave the reader in no doubt as to why McNish is considered one of the most important poets of the new generation. 

'She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we've grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes' Kate Tempest

'Her rhymes have a driving quality, urgent words pinning down fleeting feelings.' Observer

'The poems are refreshingly funny, angry, contemplative and personal.'  Daily Telegraph

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509815760
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 197 x 153 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Plum is certainly brave...The poems are refreshingly funny, angry, contemplative and personal. A sense of wanting the world to be a better place shines out. - The Telegraph

She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we've grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes - Kate Tempest

Her rhymes have a driving quality, urgent words pinning down fleeting feelings - Observer

The acclaimed Hollie McNish’s Plum immediately establishes an intimacy between the poet and the reader. A collection recounting McNish’s memories of growing up, Plum is charismatic for its revelations of warmth; hilarious and moving. Frank, rude, and innocent, this likeable voice makes for an entertaining read. - Poetry Book Society

‘[Plum] proves poet’s voice is one that needs to be heard…she continues to let it all hang out in fearless and often amusing style.Much of what McNish has to say urgently needs saying’ - The Scotsman

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“A reminder of how much I enjoy poetry...”

Hollie McNish is a young poet and spoken word artist who could bring me back into the world of poetry readers. This collection looks at subjects close to her heart - feminism, motherhood, the trials of adolescence -... More

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