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‘An intoxicating mixture of poetry and prose, Slug is a taboo-busting delight’ SCOTSMAN
‘One of the best poets we have’ MATT HAIG
‘She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love’ KAE TEMPEST
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
‘Hollie always articulates exactly how I feel’ CHARLY COX
‘A tribute to life itself’ RED
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) * Gorgeous fingering poems -- Bryony Gordon, author of Mad Girl and The Wrong Knickers 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 Hollie always articulates exactly how I feel, like she lives in my head -- Charly Cox, author of Validate Me and She Must Be Mad I can't take my ears off her -- Benjamin Zephaniah Hollie is a total wordsmith. She makes me howl with laughter one moment and burst into tears the next -- Paapa Essiedu I've loved her work for years -- Jo Brand 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 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 *
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