Poetry Surgeries – 16 July

Katrina offers Poetry Surgeries, one-to-one feedback on your poetry, via skype or face-to-face.

Hourly Poetry Surgeries, are available via the Poetry Society – you don’t have to be a member of the Poetry Society to book – the next date is 16 July

Katrina holds a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths. She tutors for the Poetry School, Ty Newydd and Arvon. Her latest collection The Way the Crocodile Taught Me was published by Seren in 2016, and chosen by Foyles Bookshop as one of its #FoylesFive favourite poetry books. Her poetry appears in The Forward Book of Poetry 2017 and in the current #MeToo anthology, and has been featured on BBC Radio 4 (Front Row and Poetry Please). She has received a BBC commission for National Poetry Day 2018. She recently received an Arts Council/British Council artist’s international development award to travel to Japan. Previous publications include Hooligans (Rack Press, 2015) inspired by the Suffragettes. Her first full collection, The Girl with the Cactus Handshake was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award. Her pamphlet Lunch at the Elephant & Castle won the Templar Poetry Competition.  She is a Hawthornden Fellow and has been writer-in-residence at Gladstone’s Library, Hartlepool Art Gallery and the Bronte Parsonage Museum – the latter resulted in the pamphlet Charlotte Bronte’s Corset (Bronte Society). Katrina lives in Penzance.

Feedback from previous Poetry Surgeries:

“I got a great deal out of it, not just for the poems we discussed but for everything else I have been working on. I feel I have taken a welcome step forward. A most enjoyable and productive hour, thank you.” – RR 

“Katrina’s help was thorough, meticulous and very constructive. I took quite raw material to the Surgery, looking for ways forward, and was given exactly that. The Surgery gave me a chance to consider a batch of tentative drafts, taken together, as one ongoing working-out. Some great reading recommendations, too. Hope to do it again.” – MO

“Just to say that Friday afternoon with Katrina was a treat! I am v v v pleased.” – LS

“I received excellent value for money and would certainly pass it on to friends. I was impressed by the preparation put in before meeting up. Katrina had clearly taken the trouble to read the poems carefully beforehand, and I felt her suggestions were spot on. I came away determined to put my own work first, which as you possibly know when you are organising events, workshops and meetings for others can be difficult.” – AS

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