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Why I Ride: Because a Bike Pedal Lasts Longer Than a Gas Tank (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By McNish, Hollie
Contributions by Inja, I.

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Page to Performance, a poetry organization based in Cambridge, UK and led by Hollie McNish and her colleague, 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.

ISBN 9780989310482
Barcode 9780989310482
Published 23 July 2019 by Green Writers Press
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ISBN-13 9780989310482
ISBN-10 0989310485
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Publisher Green Writers Press
Imprint Green Writers Press
Publication Date 23 July 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By McNish, Hollie
Contributions by Inja, I.
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Cycling
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 8mm
Height: 177mm
Spine: 127mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 821.92
Catalogue Code 704255

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Description of this Book

Page to Performance, a poetry organization based in Cambridge, UK and led by Hollie McNish and her colleague, 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 and petrol, and have fun in the process. A percentage of profits from book sales goes to 350.org-to focus on their Moving Planet initiatives. Hollie McNish's poetry moves with the rhythms, the excitements and disappointments of contemporary life. Deeply committed to the idea of language as a tool of self-expression and communication, her poems are accessible, deeply felt, but simultaneously crackling with a passion and wit all her own. Whether writing about parenthood, bicycle riding, newspaper bias, body fascism, science or the trials and acquittals of love, she steers clear of the hackneyed, the tired and clich d, to produce poems which ignite the imagination. Written more often than not in the intensity of the moment, McNish views our world with fresh poetic verse to produce sometimes startling, sometimes uncomfortable truths. With a devoted following of fans from her poetry readings and performances, Why I Ride is a free-wheeling blast of creative expression, written in verse that enlightens and entertains. Her first collection of poems, entitled Papers.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A British Poet of the 21st Century. Hollie 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

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Author's Bio

Hollie 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. She performs in venues all over the country, and represented the UK in the Slam du Monde finals in Paris. Hollie runs poetry workshops and recitals for schools, youth centres, and charities through her poetry education organisation, Page to Performance. Inja is an exceptional Artist, MC and host whose work spans a huge variety of genres including dubstep, hiphop, grime, drum and bass and freestyle poetry. His talent, energy and exceptional lyricism, both live and recorded, have garnered him continuous praise. As well as performing, Inja co-runs Page to Performance, a UK-based education organization with the central aim of bringing words and poetry to life.

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