Exciting new book signed from GWP!

WHY I RIDE: Because a Bike Pedal Lasts Longer Than a Gas Tank by British Slam Poet, Hollie McNish

WHYIRDIEcovPage to Performance, a poetry organization based in Cambridge, UK and led by Hollie McNish and Inja, worked with a group of amazing young people for three months in summer, 2013, to find out what it is they all love about riding.

Through discussion, poetry workshops and interviews, they put their answers into a poem written by Hollie McNish.

This is the book, and e-Book, that will be the grassroots movement’s Bible for riding instead of driving an automobile.

It will become an anthem for young people around the world, and the interactive video link will inspire all people, especially people who don’t think about driving—they jump into their car and press the gas pedal without a second thought. Hollie McNish is a RISING INTERNATIONAL STAR, not afraid to speak out, speak her mind on tough issues, and bring about CHANGE.

Here at Green Writers Press, we are thrilled to be the first U.S. publisher of Hollie’s BICYCLE RIDING ANTHEM, her call-to-action for all people to RIDE and SAVE GAS/PETROL & have fun in the process. A % of profits to 350.org—to focus on their “Moving Planet” initiatives.

We welcome photos and comments here, on this book page—more on Hollie below!




—Radio 4 Woman’s Hour

“A British Poet of the 21st Century. Hollie McNish is breaking boundaries and showing that poetry has a place and a role in the 21st century and she is using social media to bring it to the world.”
—James Mahon, Irish broadcaster, CBS News Affiliate TV News Reporter, blogger and journalist based in Chattanooga TN



Hollie McNish. Photo by Kim Leng Hills.

Hollie McNish is a published UK poet and spoken word artist, based between London and Cambridge. She has released two poetry albums, Touch and Push Kick, both to critical acclaim, and a first collection of written poetry, Papers, published by Greenwich Exchange, London.

She has appeared in venues as diverse as Glastonbury festival, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Bar, London’s Southbank Centre and Cambridge University and has had poems commissioned  by Radio 4 Womans Hour, WOW festival, Tate Modern and Channel 4 Random Acts. She performs across the UK as well as abroad, with previous tours and residencies in Belgium, Australia, France and Portugal, and for the British Council in Latvia and Poland. She was the UK Slam poetry champion 2009, through which she represented the UK in the Slam du Monde finals in Paris, coming 3rd behind the USA and Canada. She now runs Cambridgeshire’s youth poetry slam for young people ages 12 – 25.

As well as poetry performances, Hollie runs poetry workshops and recitals for schools, youth centres, charities and more around the country through her poetry education organisation, Page to Performance: www.pagetoperformance.org.

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