Shameless Self-Promotion by Hollie McNish

Pynto Graft, Library

Peacock showing full feather display

When a young poet in one of our focus groups said she didn’t know how to promote her own work without feel embarrassed and ashamed, we knew we had to find someone to offer encouragement – and who better than Hollie McNish

Subsidising the Habit: Freelancing for Poets by Claire Collison

Pynto Graft, Library

Claire Collison was a winner of the very first Women Poets’ Prize, and is a freelance educator and facilitator. Claire specialises in using art and place to generate creativity, including for The Photographers’ Gallery, Kettle’s Yard, and the Government Art Collection. We asked her to reflect on how poets might live as freelancers…