Biography

Katrina’s poetic collaboration with Helen Mort, Same But Different, will be published by Hazel Press in Sept 2021. Katrina was recently shortlisted for the 2021 Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize.

Katrina’s third poetry collection, Wild Persistence, was published by Seren (June 2020). She was delighted to be awarded an Authors’ Foundation grant from the UK’s Society of Authors to complete it. 

Her fourth poetry pamphlet, Typhoon Etiquette, was published in 2019 by Verve Poetry Press. It was written during her trip to Japan on an Arts Council-funded project. 

Her poetry has appeared on Poems on the Underground, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Poetry Please, and in The TLSThe Poetry Review and Modern Poetry in Translation.

In 2018 she received a BBC commission for National Poetry Day. Her poetry was highly commended in the 2017 Forward Prize for Poetry.

Her recent collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, (Seren, 2016) was chosen by Foyles’ Bookshop as one of its #FoylesFive for poetry.

Katrina was the first writer-in-residence at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in W Yorks, since then she has been poet-in-residence at the Arnolfini, Gladstone’s Library and the Leach Pottery.

She is chair of the Society of Authors’ Poetry & Spoken Word committee.

Katrina has a PhD in creative writing (Goldsmiths) and tutors for Arvon, Ty Newydd and the Poetry School.

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