Katrina Naomi's newsletter for September...

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Katrina Naomi

photo: Tim Ridley

Welcome to my monthly newsletter 'short & sweet'. Each issue has details of readings, workshops, publishing, etc. It's easy to join the 250+ people on the 'short & sweet' mailing list, go to

For more about my books, readings, mentoring and workshops, see http://www.katrinanaomi.co.uk 

Recommended read:

Alice Oswald's Falling Awake, Cape, 2016, nominated for the 2017 Forward Prize best collection. You'll want to stay up til dawn to read this. It's nature poetry, dark, fresh and utterly unexpected. I love it.  https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1110478/falling-awake/



I'm delighted to have had a poem chosen from The Way the Crocodile Taught Me (Seren) for The Forward Book of Poetry 2017. http://www.katrinanaomi.co.uk/forward-prize-2017 Richie McCaffery's also given my new collection a cracking review in the latest Compass Magazine http://www.katrinanaomi.co.uk/a-great-review-in-compass-magazine

Workshops & mentoring sessions
My skype Poetry Surgeries are sold out for September but phone Paul McGrane at the Poetry Society on 0207 420 9881 or email pmcgrane@poetrysociety.org.uk to book for November. I'm running a new afternoon workshop in Penzance on 19 September, in response to one of my favourite artists, Wilhemina Barns-Graham, at Penlee House Gallery. Limited places, costs£10/£8 http://www.katrinanaomi.co.uk/wilhemina-barns-graham-poetry-workshop 

Readings etc
I'll be reading at the North Cornwall Book Festival https://www.ncornbookfest.org/product/cream-of-cornish-first-helping/ and also with the wonderful Aoife Mannix at Goldsmiths College in London on 12 October. But before that, I'm attending the launch of Threads by Nathan Edwards (who I had the pleasure of mentoring) and Justin David - http://www.inkandescent.co.uk/.

Hope the sun shines on you

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