Katrina NaomiKatrina Naomi, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me

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

She has received an international grant award from Arts Council England/British Council to travel to Japan in autumn/winter 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 2018, she will be the first writer to hold a residency at the Leach Gallery, in St Ives, Cornwall.

In 2016, Katrina was writer-in-residence at the Arnolfini. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths (her research is on violence in contemporary poetry) and has also received 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, and runs Poetry Surgeries for the Poetry Society.

Katrina Naomi HooligansHooligans, is Katrina’s 2Katrina Naomi, The Girl with the Cactus Handshake015 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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(Author photo credit: Tim Ridley)