Biography

Katrina’s fourth poetry pamphlet – Typhoon Etiquette – has just been published (April 2019) by Verve Poetry Press. It was inspired by her trip to Japan on an Arts Council-funded project.

She was awarded an Authors’ Foundation grant by the UK’s Society of Authors for work on her third poetry collection, which is due from Seren in 2020. In 2018 she received a BBC commission for National Poetry Day.

Her poetry has appeared in The TLS, Poetry London, The Poetry Review and Modern Poetry in Translation. She was highly commended in the 2017 Forward Prize for Poetry. Her work has appeared on BBC TV and Radio 4’s Front Row and Poetry Please.

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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