BBC local poet for national poetry day

Katrina is the BBC local poet for the South-West for National Poetry Day, the 4 October.

Katrina NaomiThe BBC commissioned her to write a poem for National Poetry Day on the theme of change. Katrina’s poem is based on a BBC Radio Cornwall listener’s story.

Katrina has been filmed reading her poem by the BBC. This is due to be broadcast on BBC One Spotlight on 4 October. Also on 4 October, Katrina will be interviewed on Debbie McCrory’s BBC Radio Cornwall programme around 4.30 pm and her poem will also feature on BBC Radio Devon on National Poetry Day.

The Edge of the World bookshop in Penzance will feature Katrina’s poem on a poster in their window on 4 October for National Poetry Day.

Katrina Naomi
BBC local poets 2018

If you are on social media, look out for #nationalpoetryday #poetryforachange and #bbclocalpoets on twitter, facebook and instagram.

Katrina is one of 12 poets chosen to create a dozen new poems for National Poetry Day.

For more on National Poetry Day, BBC local poets and Poetry for a Change, or to find out who your BBC local poet is, click here.

Katrina’s latest collection is The Way the Crocodile Taught Mepublished by Seren in 2016.

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