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Penzance Poetry Parlour – September

The next Penzance Poetry Parlour is on Weds 13 Sept and features Penelope Shuttle and Greta Stoddart.

Doors open at 7.30 and the readings start at 8 pm, followed by an informal Q & A. There will […]

The Way the Crocodile Taught Me #FoylesFive

Foyles has chosen The Way the Crocodile Taught Me as one of its #FoylesFive.

Katrina Naomi

Foyles describes Katrina’s second collection as ‘overwhelmingly beautiful and acutely painful’ http://www.foyles.co.uk/Public/Biblio/Detail.aspx?blogId=1635

The Way the Crocodile Taught Me is available from Seren https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/way-crocodile-taught-me


Sustaining a poem workshop – Falmouth

Katrina NaomiKatrina is running a poetry workshop in Falmouth, Cornwall, on Saturday 15 July.

The workshop, ‘Sustaining a Poem’, will help anyone who’d like to develop their ideas beyond the initial spark and to write […]

Katrina’s news

Katrina NaomiHere is ‘short & sweet’, Katrina’s poetry newsletter for July http://mailchi.mp/02d117e7c246/monthly-newsletter-short-sweet

‘short & sweet’ offers opportunities and tips for poets and other writers, as well as providing information on Katrina’s forthcoming readings, workshops and mentoring slots.

If you would like to join the […]


Katrina NaomiKatrina will be travelling to Japan for most of October and November after being awarded a grant from the Artists’ International Development Fund. Katrina will be working on her third collection.

She will also be walking in the footsteps of the Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, […]

Latest poems and translations

Katrina’s latest poems and translations are forthcoming in the following magazines:

Yohanna Jaramillo

  • Modern Poetry in Translation – Katrina has translated two poems by the Mexican poet Yohanna Jaramillo, which will be appearing in the next issue of MPT
  • Oxford Poetry
  • Coast to […]

Flamboyance – a poetry workshop

Katrina will be running ‘Flamboyance’, a poetry workshop in London, on Sat 7 October for the Poetry School.

Would you love to give your poetry some much-needed oomph? Would you love to add glitz to your titles, an edge to your imagery and glitter to your […]

Reviews of The Way the Crocodile Taught Me

Katrina Naomi, The Way the Crocodile Taught MeKatrina’s second collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, is continuing to receive great reviews.

Two reviews are just in:

  • in a long and thoughtful review, Alison Brackenbury describes The Way the Crocodile Taught Me as ‘remarkable and rewarding’. […]


5 June – Katrina is hosting Penzance Poetry Parlour with poets Jo Bell and Tania Hershman  http://www.katrinanaomi.co.uk/penzance-poetry-parlour/

16-18 June – At Kendal Poetry Festival. Katrina’s events are on Sat 17th at 2.30 when she’s reading with Malika Booker and the Dove Cottage Poets, tickets from http://www.kendalpoetryfestival.co.uk/ and she’s also […]

Poetry news

Katrina’s poetry news, ‘short & sweet’, for June is  available here

This month’s ‘short & sweet’ features:

* a short film on a recent poetry collaboration between Katrina Naomi and the artist, Tim Ridley

*advance notice of poetry workshops

*Katrina’s new Penzance Poetry Parlour events

*some […]