Basho and Beyond

basho-tour_hiraizumi-1Katrina has been awarded a travel grant from Arts Council England/British Council to go to Japan for her project ‘Basho and Beyond’.

She will be walking in the footsteps of the Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, writing every day, on a trail from Tokyo to Kyoto, then spending three weeks in Kofu city, hosted by Yamanashi Prefectural University, where she will be attending workshops in traditional Japanese forms and running workshops on contemporary British poetry.

PrintKatrina will also be interviewing several contemporary influential Japanese poets, to find out how they respond to traditional Japanese forms in their writing today. She also plans to give a reading in Tokyo.

She will be travelling to Japan in autumn 2017. For more information, see https://www.serenbooks.com/newsentry/katrina-naomi-awarded-arts-council-england-grant-%E2%80%98basho-beyond%E2%80%99-project

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