BBC commission for National Poetry Day

Katrina has received a BBC Local Radio commission for National Poetry Day.

Katrina is representing the South-West and has been speaking to BBC Radio Cornwall and BBC Radio Devon, inviting listeners to send in a story about personal change, and hopes to write her commissioned poem based on one of these stories.

On hearing that she […]

‘short & sweet’ poetry newsletter

Katrina publishes ‘short & sweet poetry newsletter every month. It contains snippets of information of interest to poets and other writers. Each issue features:

  • opportunities for writers
  • Katrina’s latest workshops and readings
  • a recommended poetry collection

You can read the latest issue here

‘short & sweet’ is read by over 300 people each month. […]

Katrina’s readings, workshops and events

Katrina’s readings, workshops and events:

9 June – When I Was at My Most Beautiful – Japanese poetry workshop at the Poetry School in London to book or to find out more

26 June – Penzance Poetry Parlour, with Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch and Angela Stoner. Event hosted by Katrina. Doors open 7 pm. £6 

Penzance Poetry Parlour 2018

Penzance Poetry Parlour for 2018 is looking better than ever. Katrina will be hosting three nights of top quality poetry this year. Following on from wonderful readings from Helen Mort and Kim Moore, here’s the remaining dates and poets for 2018:

Latest writing

The latest writing from Katrina is in The Dark Horse, Modern Poetry in Translation and Magma, among other journals and anthologies:

  • Katrina discusses Rebecca Elson’s poetry in ‘Rebecca Elson: Dark Matter’ in The Dark Horse
  • reviews some of the latest pamphlets by Karin Karakasli (trans by Sarah Howe and Canan Marasligil), Kim […]

Katrina to mentor Ann Born Prize winner

Mary Jean ChanKatrina recently judged the Ann Born Prize for the Poetry Society, and the winner is Mary Jean Chan.

Katrina will be mentoring Mary Jean Chan throughout 2018. Chan has published a pamphlet A Hurry of English (ignitionpress) and will shortly be publishing her first […]

Katrina to read at the Leach Pottery

Katrina will be reading at the Leach Pottery on 2 November.

This follows her residency at the pottery, when she wrote a notebook-full of poems inspired by the Leach Pottery and by learning to throw on the wheel.

Katrina will be sharing her clay-smeared poems at Feast & Flames event on 2 November at the Leach […]

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One-to-one feedback on your poetry 16 July

Katrina offers one-to-one feedback on your poetry via skype or face-to-face.

Hourly sessions, called Poetry Surgeries, are available via the Poetry Society – you don’t have to be a member of the Poetry Society to book – the next date is 16 July

Katrina holds a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths. She […]

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Japanese poetry workshop

Katrina’s Japanese poetry workshop will run in London on Saturday 9 June at the new Poetry School centre.

The workshop, which Katrina ran recently at the Leach Pottery in St Ives, was described by a course participant as a ‘breath of fresh air’.

The Japanese-themed poetry workshop in London, on 9 June, entitled ‘When I Was […]

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Readings, workshops & events

Here is an updated list of Katrina’s readings, workshops & events:

14 -19 May – Starting to Write course at Arvon’s Lumb Bank, Yorkshire, https://www.arvon.org/course/starting-to-write-with-the-brontes/ tutoring with novelist Tiffany Murray

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9 June – When I Was at My Most Beautiful – Japanese poetry workshop at the Poetry School in London