Japan

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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Announcing Typhoon Etiquette

Typhoon Etiquette will be published by Verve Poetry Press in April 2019. Katrina wrote the Japanese-themed pamphlet after receiving an Arts Council Artists’ International Development Fund award, spending six weeks travelling in Japan. During the trip, she walked in Basho’s footsteps, travelling to northern Japan, worked with Yamanashi Prefectural University and carried out translation work. …

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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 in Falmouth And …

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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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Katrina Naomi

Calendar of events

1 March – Japanese poetry workshop at Leach Pottery, St Ives SOLD OUT  **now POSTPONED due to snow and travel disruptions, will announce a new date shortly** https://www.leachpottery.com/courses/poetry-workshop  3 March – Reading with Angie Stoner at Morrab Library, Penzance. Doors open 10 am, readings at 10.30 plus Q & A. Donations for Morrab Library welcomed. Part …

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