Arts Council England

Versions of Yasuaki Inoue haiku in Modern Poetry in Translation

Katrina’s versions of Yasuaki Inoue’s haiku are in Modern Poetry in Translation. She translated these five poems during an Arts Council- funded trip to Japan, and is grateful to Professor Michiyo Takano of Yamanashi Prefectural University for her literal translations. Yasuaki Inoue is editor of Kakko (Cuckoo) haiku society and journal in Japan. In 2019, Katrina …

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When I was at my most beautiful – Japanese poetry workshop in London

Katrina will be running a one-day Japanese poetry workshop in London on Sat 9 June. In this one-day workshop, for the Poetry School, Katrina Naomi will offer a range of writing exercises based on both contemporary Japanese poetry and traditional Japanese forms. We will read and respond to poetry from the 8th to the 21st …

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Basho and Beyond

Katrina has been awarded a travel grant from Arts Council England/British Council to go to Japan for her project ‘Basho and Beyond’. She will be walking in the footsteps of the Japanese poet Matsuo Basho, writing every day, on a trail from Tokyo to Kyoto, then spending three weeks in Kofu city, hosted by Yamanashi …

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