Katrina’s article on Japanese poetry is in The Poetry Review. The article is entitled ‘The Edge of the Language: Poetry and Poets in Japan’ and is in the Summer 2018 issue.

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Katrina with members of Japanese poetry collective JUNPA in Kyoto

Katrina visited Japan to find out about Japanese poetry, with an Arts Council international development grant.

During her six-week visit, she interviewed Hiromi Ito, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa and members of the JUNPA Japanese poetry collective. These interviews are included in her latest article.

She also walked in Basho’s footsteps in the north of Japan and studied haiku at Yamanashi Prefectural University (YPU) in Kofu. Katrina ran a workshop on free verse at YPU and did readings from her collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, published by Seren in 2016, in Kofu and Kyoto.

Katrina has also been translating Japanese poetry into English.

Since her return to the UK, Katrina has been running workshops on Japanese poetry.