New poems

Katrina has new poems in several anthologies:

Katrina NaomiHer poem ‘The Islands’ is in Uncivilised Poetics, published by the Dark Mountain Project, 2016. Other contributors include Vahni Capildeo, Tomas Transtromer and Robert Bringhurst. Copies are available here from the Dark Mountain Project website.

‘For it is important that awake people be awake.’


Katrina NaomiKatrina’s poem ‘The Bicycle’ features in The Forward Book of Poetry 2017. This anthology ‘showcases the best poetry published in the UK and Ireland over the year. It features all the shortlisted entries and highly commended poems from the prestigious Forward Prizes for Poetry’.

Copies can be bought from any decent bookshop or you can order it here.

‘The Bicycle’ is from Katrina’s most recent collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, published by Seren (2016), available here.

In addition, Katrina’s poem ‘A Definition of Disappointment’, written in response to the 2015 UK generalpantisocracies election result, is published in New Boots and Pantisocracies, ed by W.N. Herbert and Andy Jackson (Smokestack, 2016).

Copies are available here.

Other contributors to this anthology of politically charged poetry include Malika Booker, Daljit Nagra and George Szirtes.


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Close Reading for The Poetry Society

Read Katrina’s close reading of Kaleem Hawa’s poem ‘Learned Helplessness’, which was commissioned by the Poetry Society.