Katrina’s news – ‘short & sweet’

Katrina’s news can be sent to you in the form of ‘short & sweet’, a brief emailed poetry newsletter, each month. Click here if you’d like to join Katrina’s 400 + subscribers to ‘short & sweet’.

Subscribers receive ‘short & sweet’ around the start of the month – here’s December’s ‘short […]

Events for 2019

Events for 2019. More to be added soon:

14 January – Reading at Loose Muse Winchester, The Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hants SO23 8SB. 7.30-9.30. £6 on the door.

2 March – Bristol – A Japanese-themed day poetry workshop, ‘Beyond the Haiku’, 10.30 to 4.30, […]

By |November 29th, 2018|News/Events|0 Comments

Announcing Typhoon Etiquette

Typhoon Etiquette will be published by Verve Poetry Press in April 2019.

Katrina wrote the Japanese-themed pamphlet after receiving an Arts Council Artists’ International Development Fund award, spending six weeks travelling in Japan. During the trip, she walked in Basho’s footsteps, travelling to northern Japan, worked with Yamanashi Prefectural University and carried […]

By |November 21st, 2018|News/Events|0 Comments

Katrina at Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival


Katrina is at Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival running a workshop called ‘The Young Americans’ on Saturday 24 November. The workshop is £15 full price or £10 for concessions. Click here to book.

Katrina’s workshop, from 10 am to 12 am on 24 November, focuses on Terrance Hayes, Danez Smith and Ocean Vuong, and […]

By |November 17th, 2018|News/Events|0 Comments

Review of Butterfly Valley by Sherko Bekas


Here is Katrina’s review of Butterfly Valley by Sherko Bekas.

Bekas’s collection is translated by the Kurdish poet, Choman Hardi. The review, entitled ‘What Generous Pain’ is published by Modern Poetry in Translation.

Butterfly Valley is published by Arc Publications as a bilingual Kurdish-English collection.

Katrina regularly reviews for […]

By |November 17th, 2018|News/Events|0 Comments

Katrina’s latest news

If you would like to receive Katrina’s latest news each month, sign up for Katrina’s poetry newsletter, ‘short & sweet’.

You can read the November issue of ‘short & sweet’ here.

Each ‘short & sweet’ contains the latest news about forthcoming workshops, readings and other events. Katrina also chooses a poetry collection each month […]

By |November 7th, 2018|News/Events|0 Comments

Forthcoming events

Katrina’s readings, workshops and other events are updated regularly:

7 November – Poetry workshop with Penzance Women’s Aid. By invitation only.

12 November – Japanese Poetry Workshop for Indian Kings Poets. FULL.

24 November – ‘The Young Americans’ – workshop on Terrance Hayes, Danez Smith and Ocean Vuong at Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival […]

Tutor on The Personal and the Political at Ty Newydd

Katrina is tutor on The Personal and the Political at Ty Newydd in August 2019.

Katrina will be running The Personal and the Political poetry course with tutor Deryn Rees-Jones from 19 to 24 August 2019. Mona Arshi will be guest tutor.

Katrina interviewed by Literature Works


Katrina is interviewed by Literature Works here.

In the interview, Katrina talks about her BBC commissioned poem and film for National Poetry Day, why she feels that poetry can lead to change and about the poetry scene in Cornwall. Finally, she discusses […]

By |October 8th, 2018|News/Events|0 Comments

Countrywoman a BBC commissioned poem for national poetry day

Katrina Naomi






It’s over, I know that.

But the grasses against my legs

are my lover’s hands,

the wind, his voice, urging me on.


Part of me wanted to be found

with him, for it all to break open.

And there’s my boy, Callum.


I’ve always upset things,

can’t help myself.


I run the dogs […]

By |October 4th, 2018|News/Events|0 Comments