Katrina Naomi was born and raised in Margate, Kent and lives in Cornwall.
Her third full collection, Wild Persistence, is published by Seren in June.
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. In 2020, she will travel to Mexico to begin work on a new project.
Her poetry has been highly commended in the Forward Prizes and she has received commissions from the BBC, Imperial College and the Turner Contemporary.
Katrina recently received an an Authors’ Foundation award from the Society of Authors for her work on Wild Persistence.
News about Katrina’s 3rd collection, Wild Persistence
To be published by Seren in June 2020.
The Way the Crocodile Taught Me
Hooligans, is Katrina’s 2015 pamphlet (Rack Press), and is inspired by the Suffragettes. It is Rack Press’s best-selling pamphlet.
Charlotte Bronte’s Corset
She was the first writer-in-residence at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, which resulted in the pamphlet Charlotte Bronte’s Corset (Bronte Society).