Alternative Stories and Fake Realities

Katrina Naomi: Poetry and Conversation

March 12, 2021 Season 4 Episode 5
Alternative Stories and Fake Realities
Katrina Naomi: Poetry and Conversation
Show Notes

In this edition we speak to poet Katrina Naomi about her life and writing.  We feature six poems from Katrina's collection Wild Persistence (Seren Books 2020) and hear Katrina's recommendations for other poets we should read.

The presenter of the podcast is Tiffany Clare
Poems are read by Katrina Naomi, Laura Dunnion and Nadia Wyn Abouayen
The interviewer is Chris Gregory
We would like to thank Seren Books for their support and for allowing us to work with poems from Wild Persistence
Production, sound design and music are by Chris Gregory

You can visit Katrina’s website here

And follow her on twitter here

 Wild Persistence is available from Seren Books    Wild Persistence | Seren Books

as is Katrina’s second collection The Way the Crocodile Taught Me    The Way the Crocodile Taught Me | Seren Books   

Katrina’s pamphlet Typhoon Etiquette  is available via this link   Katrina Naomi – Typhoon Etiquette (  

For signed copies of all of Katrina’s books please visit the bookshop on her website here Books – Katrina Naomi

And you can read and subscribe to Katrina’s newsletter here Katrina Naomi's poetry newsletter - 'short & sweet' (

 The poets Katrina recommended in our discussion and their collections are 
·       Caroline Bird - The Air Year
·       Natalie Diaz - Postcolonial Love Poem
·       Caleb Femi - Poor
·       Peter Redgrove - Collected Poems

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