Biography

Katrina’s third poetry collection, Wild Persistence, will be published by Seren in 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 earlier this year by Verve Poetry Press. It was inspired by 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 latest 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 has a PhD in creative writing (Goldsmiths) and tutors for Arvon, Ty Newydd and the Poetry School.

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