Katrina Naomi is a poet, tutor and poetry mentor. Her second full collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was published by Seren in April 2016. Her poem ‘The Bicycle’ features in The Forward Book of Poetry 2017. She is currently writer-in-residence at the Arnolfini.
Her poetry has appeared in ‘The TLS’, ‘The Poetry Review’, ‘The Spectator’, and on Radio 4. 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.
Katrina’s 2015 pamphlet Hooligans, (Rack Press), was inspired by the Suffragettes. 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. Katrina is a lecturer at Falmouth University, tutors for Arvon and runs Poetry Surgeries for the Poetry Society. She is a previous winner of the Templar Poetry Competition.
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(photo credit: Tim Ridley)