Hollie loves poetry. She has written her diaries in poems since she was seven, a little obsessively. Now a full time poet, she has garnered titles such as ‘Boundary Breaker’ (Marie Claire), ‘Internet Sensation’ (Best Daily), ‘Incredible’ (Huffington Post). Benjamin Zephaniah said, ‘I can’t take my ears off her’. In 2015, she won the Arts Foundation Fellowship in Spoken Word, with judge Don Patterson commending her ‘huge visceral punch on stage’ and became the first poet to perform and record an album at London’s Abbey Road Studios.
Hollie has performed across the world but has a few favourite spots to read and hear live poetry: Bang Said The Gun (London), Neu Reekie (Edinburgh), Wandering Word Stage (Shambala Festival), Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (Belfast), The Poetry Stage (Latitude Festival), Loud Poets (Edinburgh-Glasgow), Off The Shelf (Sheffield), Humbermouth Festival (Hull), Hammer and Tongue (various locations), Lingo (Dublin), Chill Pill (London) and the Festival Internacional de Poesia (Medellin, Colombia).
She really loves poetry.