Katrina Naomi was born and raised in Margate, Kent and lives in Cornwall.
Her third full collection, Wild Persistence, for which she received an Authors’ Foundation award from the Society of Authors, was published on 1 June 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 has just made her first podcast with the US Love Your Enthusiasm, and will be travelling to Mexico for 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.
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