She has just received an international grant award from Arts Council England/British Council to travel to Japan in 2017 to work on her third collection.
Her second full collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was published by Seren in April 2016.
Her poetry has also appeared in ‘The TLS’, ‘The Poetry Review’, ‘The Spectator’, and on Radio 4. Her poem ‘The Bicycle’ features in The Forward Book of Poetry 2017.
In 2016, Katrina was writer-in-residence at the Arnolfini. She received a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths in 2014 and an award from the Royal Literary Fund. In 2015 she became a post-doctoral researcher at Goldsmiths and was made a Hawthornden Fellow. She tutors for Arvon and the Poetry School, runs Poetry Surgeries for the Poetry Society.
Her first full collection, The Girl with the Cactus Handshake, was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award and received an Arts Council Award.
She was the first writer-in-residence at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, which resulted in the pamphlet Charlotte Bronte’s Corset (Bronte Society).
She is a previous winner of the Templar Poetry Competition, with her pamphlet, Lunch at the Elephant & Castle (Templar Poetry).
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(Author photo credit: Tim Ridley)