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

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.

Katrina Naomi

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