Katrina Naomi was born and raised in Margate, Kent and lives in Cornwall, UK.
Her third full collection, Wild Persistence, for which she received an Authors’ Foundation award, was published on 1 June 2020 by Seren .
Katrina’s poetry has been published in The TLS, on Poems on the Underground and broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. She was the first writer-in-residence at the Bronte Parsonage Museum.
She tutors for Arvon, the Poetry School and Ty Newydd, 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).
Katrina performs her poetry internationally, most recently in Japan. She made her first podcast with the US-based Love Your Enthusiasm in 2020.
Her poetry has been highly commended in the Forward Prizes and she has received commissions from the BBC, Imperial College and the Turner Contemporary.
From January 2021, Katrina will chair the Poetry & Spoken Word Group, at the Society of Authors.
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