Katrina Naomi is a poet, tutor / poetry mentor, translator and critic.

She has recently returned from a six-week writing trip to Japan, with Arts Council funding, to become the Leach Pottery’s first writer-in-residence.

She is currently working on her third poetry collection. Her second full collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was  published by Seren in April 2016.

Katrina’s poetry has appeared in ‘The TLS’, ‘The Poetry Review’, ‘Modern Poetry in Translation’, and on BBC Radio 4 (Front Row and Poetry Please).

Her poem ‘The Bicycle’ features in The Forward Book of Poetry 2017.

Katrina tutors for Arvon and the Poetry School and runs Poetry Surgeries for the Poetry Society. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths (her research is on violence in contemporary poetry). In 2016, Katrina was writer-in-residence at the Arnolfini.  In 2015 she became a post-doctoral researcher at Goldsmiths and was made a Hawthornden Fellow. She has also received an award from the Royal Literary Fund.

Hooligans, is Katrina’s 2015 pamphlet (Rack Press), and is inspired by the Suffragettes. It is Rack Press’s best-selling pamphlet.

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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