Katrina’s BBC commissioned poem for national poetry day – the film

Katrina’s BBC commissioned poem for national poetry day is called ‘Countrywoman’. Watch a BBC film of Katrina reading her poem. ‘Countrywoman’ was commissioned by BBC local radio and filmed by BBC South West. You can read the poem too.


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

Reading at the Leach Pottery on 2 November

Katrina will be reading at the Leach Pottery in St Ives on 2 November.

She has been the Leach Pottery’s first poet-in-residence and will be reading some of the poems she wrote at the pottery. She will also be reading some of her new poetry written while on an Arts Council England-sponsored trip to Japan.

Katrina interviewed by Paul Brookes

Katrina is interviewed here by Paul Brookes

In the interview, Katrina talks about how she started writing, which poets inspired her and which put her off. She discusses who she is currently reading, and sets out what a typical working day can look like.

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BBC local poet for national poetry day

Katrina is the BBC local poet for the South-West for National Poetry Day, the 4 October.

Katrina NaomiThe BBC commissioned her to write a poem for National Poetry Day on the theme of change. Katrina’s poem is based on a BBC Radio Cornwall listener’s story.

Katrina has […]

By |September 24th, 2018|News/Events|2 Comments

Poetry events for 2018 and 2019


27 September – Penzance Poetry Parlour, with Pascale Petit and Alyson Hallet. Event hosted by Katrina. Doors open 7 pm. £6 donation. Click for more info.

4 October – National Poetry Day – Katrina will be reading her poem, commissioned by the BBC, it will be broadcast on BBC Radio/TV – on […]

By |September 24th, 2018|News/Events|0 Comments

Penzance Poetry Parlour with Pascale Petit and Alyson Hallett

The last Penzance Poetry Parlour of 2018 is on Thursday 27 September and features Pascale Petit and Alyson Hallett. The event is hosted by Katrina Naomi.

Pascale Petit

Penzance Poetry Parlour works like this. Doors open at 7 pm, readings start at 7.30. Donations […]

By |September 24th, 2018|News/Events|1 Comment

Event listing

Here is Katrina’s event listing. This features readings, workshops, broadcasts and events that Katrina is hosting:

5 September – Guest reader at Moniack Mhor residential poetry course, near Inverness, with Jen Hadfield and William Letford,  find out more here

27 September – Penzance Poetry Parlour, with Pascale Petit and Alyson Hallet. Event hosted by […]

By |August 30th, 2018|News/Events|0 Comments

Authors’ Foundation grant

Katrina is delighted to have received an Authors’ Foundation grant from the Society of Authors.

The award will enable her to complete work on her next collection, which is due from Seren in 2020.

Katrina will announce more about her next collection shortly, watch this space. Her latest collection is The Way the Crocodile Taught […]

Poetry newsletter

Here is Katrina’s poetry newsletter.

Katrina publishes the ‘short & sweet poetry newsletter every month. It contains snippets of information of interest to poets and other writers. Each issue features:

  • opportunities for writers
  • Katrina’s latest workshops and readings
  • a recommended poetry collection

Click here to read Katrina’s poetry newsletter for July.

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Article on Japanese poetry in The Poetry Review

Katrina’s article on Japanese poetry is in The Poetry Review. The article is entitled ‘The Edge of the Language: Poetry and Poets in Japan’ and is in the Summer 2018 issue.

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Katrina with members of Japanese poetry collective JUNPA in Kyoto

Katrina visited […]