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Five minutes with Katrina Naomi

Five minutes with Katrina Naomi – a mini interview with Hannah Hodgson of Kendal Poetry Festival http://www.kendalpoetryfestival.co.uk/five-minutes-with-katrina-naomi/ Katrina discusses how she began writing poetry, what motivates her to write and offers some tips for new writers. Plus, Katrina’s poem ‘Gin and Sandwiches’, which is Hannah’s choice from Katrina’s Seren collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me.

Five minutes with Katrina Naomi

Five minutes with Katrina Naomi – a mini interview with Hannah Hodgson of Kendal Poetry Festival http://www.kendalpoetryfestival.co.uk/five-minutes-with-katrina-naomi/ Katrina discusses: how she began writing poetry, what motivates her to write and offers some tips for new writers. Plus, Katrina’s poem ‘Gin and Sandwiches’, which is Hannah’s choice from Katrina’s latest collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me …

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Poetry workshops

Katrina’s next workshop will be at Teignmouth Poetry Festival in Devon on Sat 18 March. Here’s what Teignmouth Poetry Festival have to say about Katrina’s workshops: ‘Katrina’s workshops can be challenging. She is a bold leader, assertive but sympathetic. She opens doors to unexplored rooms, shines a ruthless spotlight on lines you’ve always left cowering …

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Oxford Brookes’ Poem of the Week

Katrina’s poem The Way the Crocodile Taught Me is the Oxford Brookes University’s poem of the week: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/weekly-poem/weekly-poem-for-19-december-2016/ This is the title poem of Katrina’s latest collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me (2016), which is available from Seren, https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/way-crocodile-taught-me as well as all good bookshops and directly from Katrina. Vicki Feaver says: ‘I love The Way the …

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New poems

Katrina has new poems in several anthologies: Her 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’s poem ‘The Bicycle’ …

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New reviews

Katrina has just had three great new reviews for her latest poetry books. The Way the Crocodile Taught Me Writing in WriteOutLoud, Judy Gordon says, ‘This is a stunning collection.’ You can read the full review here. And here’s a snippet of Matthew Stewart’s review ‘Electric Coherence’ re Katrina’s latest collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught …

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Great reviews

Katrina has had two great new reviews for her latest poetry books. The Way the Crocodile Taught Me Here’s a snippet of Matthew Stewart’s review ‘Electric Coherence’ re Katrina’s latest collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me (Seren, 2016): ‘Katrina Naomi’s The Way the Crocodile Taught Me shows that she is a compelling poetic storyteller, capable …

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Readings, festivals & events

In addition to being writer-in-residence at the Arnolfini in Bristol, Katrina has the following events coming up: 22 October – North Cornwall Book Festival, 10 am, free https://www.serenbooks.com/event/katrina-naomi-north-cornwall-book-festival 5 November – Morrab Library reading, Penzance, with Caroline Carver and Penelope Shuttle, plus open mic, 10.30 am (doors open at 10), free but donations welcome. Hosted by …

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Forward Prize 2017

Katrina’s poetry features in the 2017 Forward Prize for Poetry. Her poem, The Bicycle, from her second collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me (Seren), was highly commended and appears in The Forward Book of Poetry 2017. The Forward Prize showcases ‘the best poetry published in the UK and Ireland over the year’.