I picked up this little gem of a collection at it's launch night at the Union Chapel in Islington, London - just over a week ago, and I loved it. Click here for a write up of this launch event.
Plum had everything you would want from a contemporary collection of poetry.
Poet, Hollie McNish, provides the reader with an in-depth autobiography within the pages of this book. She does this is a clever, funny and very unique way.
What is evident is that Hollie is focused on 'thought processes' around growing up and life experiences.
However, what makes this resonate deeply is it's powerful gritty realism and the relatable context included within its pages.
The syntax and structure of the book flowed seemlessly and it's rhythm allowed the mind to drift along to hollies words.
An example of one of Hollies poems from the book, 'Language Learning', below:
Go get yourself a copy - you won't be disappointed...