Katrina Naomi was born and raised in Margate, Kent and lives in Cornwall, UK.
Her new collaborative book, Same But Different, written with Helen Mort, is out on 30 September (Hazel Press).
Her third full collection, Wild Persistence, for which she received an Authors’ Foundation award, was published in 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 holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths (her research is on violence in contemporary poetry). Katrina tutors for Arvon, the Poetry School and Ty Newydd, and runs Poetry Surgeries for the Poetry Society. is
Katrina performs her poetry internationally, including in the US, Japan and Mexico. She made her first podcast with the US-based Love Your Enthusiasm in 2020.
Katrina has just won the 2021 Keats-Shelley Prize. She was shortlisted for the 2021 Alpine Fellowships Writing Prize, and highly commended in the Forward Prizes. Her second collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was a #FoylesFive for Poetry and her debut pamphlet won the 2008 Templar Competition.
She has received commissions from the BBC, Imperial College and the Turner Contemporary, and residencies at the Arnolfini, Gladstone’s Library and the Leach Pottery. She is judging the 2021 Stanza Competition for the Poetry Society.
Katrina is chair of the Society of Authors’ Poetry & Spoken Word Group.
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