Katrina Naomi was born and raised in Margate, Kent and lives in Cornwall.

Katrina 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’s third collection is due from Seren in June 2020. She published Typhoon Etiquette with Verve Poetry Press in April 2019.

Her poems will shortly be on Poems on the Underground. 

She performs her poetry internationally, most recently in Japan.

In 2016, Katrina was writer-in-residence at the Arnolfini and in 2018 at the Leach Pottery.

In 2015 she became a post-doctoral researcher at Goldsmiths and was made a Hawthornden Fellow. She has also received an award from the Royal Literary Fund.

For Katrina’s biog, click here.

Authors’ Foundation grant

Katrina has just been awarded an Authors’ Foundation grant from the Society of Authors for work on her third poetry collection, which is due in June 2020 from Seren.
Her most recent full collection is The Way the Crocodile Taught Me (Seren, 2016).

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Hooligans, is Katrina’s 2015 pamphlet (Rack Press), and is inspired by the Suffragettes.
It is Rack Press’s best-selling pamphlet.

The Girl with the Cactus Handshake

Her first full collection, The Girl with the Cactus Handshake, was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award and received an Arts Council Award.

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).

Lunch at the Elephant & Castle

She is a previous winner of the Templar Poetry Competition, with her pamphlet, Lunch at the Elephant & Castle (Templar Poetry).