Katrina Naomi poetry events for 2019

Poetry events for 2019

9 Feb – Cornwall – Reading at The Gurnard’s Head – Poetry Round the Fire, with Angela Stoner. The Gurnard’s Head is near Zennor, near St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3DE. Readings 4-5.30 pm. Entry is by donation.

Katrina Naomi2 March – Bristol – […]

By |January 4th, 2019|News/Events|0 Comments

Katrina Naomi joins Society of Authors poetry committee

The Society of Authors has invited Katrina Naomi to join its Poetry and Spoken Word Group committee.

The Society of Author’s Poetry and Spoken Word Group (PSWG) is chaired by Tamar Yoseloff. It is a professional community for poets and spoken word artists. The group discusses issues affecting poets and the spoken […]

By |January 2nd, 2019|News/Events|0 Comments

Katrina Naomi and Fiona Benson run 2019 tutored retreat for Arvon

Katrina Naomi and Fiona Benson will run a 2019 tutored retreat for Arvon.

The poetry tutored retreat: Developing Strengths and Finding New Avenues will run from 18-23 November 2019. It will be held at Arvon’s Totleigh Barton in Devon, with the award-winning poet Richard Scott as guest. Click here to book or find […]

Katrina Naomi in Eighty Four anthology

Katrina Naomi has written a new poem for the Eighty Four anthology.

Katrina NaomiHer poem, ‘Hide All the Knives’, features in Verve Poetry Press’s forthcoming anthology, Eighty Four: Poems on Male Suicide, Vulnerability, Grief and Hope. Eighty Four will be published in January 2019 

Versions of Yasuaki Inoue haiku in Modern Poetry in Translation

Katrina’s versions of Yasuaki Inoue’s haiku are in Modern Poetry in Translation.

She translated these five poems during an Arts Council- funded trip to Japan, and is grateful to Professor Michiyo Takano of Yamanashi Prefectural University for her literal translations.

Yasuaki Inoue is editor of Kakko (Cuckoo) haiku society and journal in Japan.

In 2019, […]

By |December 9th, 2018|News/Events|0 Comments

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