Katrina Naomi<br><h6>Festival Poet</h6>
Katrina Naomi
Festival Poet
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  Katrina Naomi’s poetry has appeared in The TLS, The Spectator and The Poetry Review, and has been broadcast on Radio 4. Her second collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me (Seren, 2016) was praised by Vicki Feaver for its ‘cool voice and fierce eye’.

Previous publications include Hooligans, (Rack Press), a pamphlet of poetry inspired by the Suffragettes, The Girl with the Cactus Handshake (Templar Poetry), which was shortlisted for the London New Writers Award and received an Arts Council award, Charlotte Brönte’s Corset (Brönte Society), and Lunch at the Elephant and Castle (Templar Poetry), which won the Templar Poetry Pamphlet Competition. Katrina holds a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is an honorary post-doctoral researcher. She is also a Hawthornden Fellow.

Katrina is the recipient of a Royal Literary Fund award and will be travelling to Japan in late 2017 on an Arts Council/British Council international development fund award, where she will be working on her third collection. Katrina was the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s first writer-in-residence and has subsequently been writer-in-residence at the Arnolfini in Bristol, Gladstone’s Library in North Wales and the Isles of Scilly. She tutors for Arvon and The Poetry School, and runs Poetry Surgeries for The Poetry Society. She has previously taught at Goldsmiths, Exeter, Falmouth and Roehampton universities. She is a translator, a critic and a poetry mentor. Katrina has performed at many festivals, including Aldeburgh, Ledbury and StAnza. She lives in Penzance, Cornwall.

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