Katrina will be travelling to Japan for six weeks in October and November 2017 to write after being awarded a grant from the Artists’ International Development Fund. Katrina will be working on her third collection.
She will be walking in the footsteps of the Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, writing every day, on a trail from Tokyo to Kyoto, where she will visit a poets’ collective. Katrina will then spend three weeks in Kofu city, hosted by Yamanashi Prefectural University, where she will write in response to the Japanese city. In Kofu, Katrina will also attend workshops in traditional Japanese forms of poetry and, by way of exchange, she will run a workshop on contemporary British poetry.
She will also be giving a reading in Kofu at the historic Fujimura Kinenkan on 12 November. More dates to follow.