Tuesday, March 14, 2017

'Embarrassed' (Poetry Film)

British poet and spoken word artist Holly McNish performs her poem about hypocritical social attitudes toward nursing in public in the fast-paced Embarrassed, a film directed by Jake Dypka. The film was produced for C4's Random Acts series of creative shorts. You'll want to watch the short several times to fully grasp its much-nuanced narrative.

Jake Dypka x Hollie McNish - Embarrassed from RANDOM ACTS on Vimeo.

Text of Poem

The poem "Embarrassed" can be found in McNish's collection Nobody Told Me (Black Friars Books, April 2016), which is described as a memoir about parenthood in poetry and prose. (The collection is available as an e-book, too.) Forthcoming is McNish's Cherry Pie collection (Burning Eye Books, April 2017).

A 2009 UK Slam Poetry champion, McNish is the first poet to record at London's Abby Road Studios; her CD Versus is available at iTunes and Amazon

Part of the poetry collective Point Blank Poets, McNish also is co-writer, with Sabrina Mahfouz, of the play Offside, which will begin performances this March in London, Edinburgh, and other locations.

Holly McNish on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

Holly McNish Profile at The Poetry Society

Emma Cook, "Poetry, Breastfeeding and Sex", The Guardian, February 13, 2016

"Hollie McNish: The Things New Mothers Aren't Always Told", BBC Magazine, October 17, 2016

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