Katrina Naomi’s third full collection, Wild Persistence, will be published by Seren in June 2020. Katrina was awarded an Authors’ Foundation grant from the UK’s Society of Authors to complete the collection. Her fourth poetry pamphlet, Typhoon Etiquette, was published in 2019 by Verve Poetry Press and was inspired by atrip to Japan on an Arts Council-funded project. Her poetry has appeared on Poems on the Underground, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Poetry Please, and in the TLS, Poetry Review and Modern Poetry in Translation. She received a BBC commission for National Poetry Day in 2018, and her poetry was highly commended in the 2017 Forward Prize for Poetry. Katrina was the first writer in residence at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in W Yorks, and has since been poet in residence at the Arnolfini, Gladstone’s Library and the Leach Pottery. She has a PhD in creative writing (Goldsmiths) and tutors for Arvon, Ty Newydd and the Poetry School.
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