Katrina Naomi

Katrina Naomi

Katrina Naomi is the winner of the 2021 Keats-Shelley Prize. Her poetic collaboration with Helen Mort, Same But Different, is published by Hazel Press (2021). Katrina received an Authors’ Foundation award from the Society of Authors for her third full collection, Wild Persistence, (Seren, 2020). She has published four pamphlets of poetry, including the Japan-themed Typhoon Etiquette (Verve Poetry Press, 2019). Her poetry has appeared on Poems on the Underground, as well as Radio 4’s Front Row and Poetry Please. Katrina was the first poet-in-residence at the Brontë Parsonage Museum and was highly commended in the 2017 Forward Prize for Poetry. She has a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths, and tutors for Arvon, Tŷ Newydd and the Poetry School.

She lives in Cornwall and is a freelance tutor for Arvon and the Poetry School, and mentors for the Poetry Society.