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Book Title: The Way the Crocodile Taught Me|
The author of the book: Katrina Naomi
Date of issue: April 7th 2016
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ISBN 13: 9781781723319
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Katrina Naomi’s 'The Way the Crocodile Taught Me' is the eagerly-awaited second collection by this lively and popular poet. With warmth, flair and a certain ferocious wit, Naomi tears into her subject matter: a childhood fraught with dislocation and violence but also redeemed by more tender memories of a sister and a kindly, although at times comically obtuse, grandmother.
In the first half we meet the family which also includes: an often glamorous mother, a truly scary stepfather and the sort of relatives where one can expect fistfights to erupt at family weddings. The second half of the book is informed by the events of the first and includes: a bleak hotel, an attempted rape and a description of the sadistic relish with which the Kray twins dispatched their victims. 'The Way the Crocodile Taught Me' will delight people who know Naomi’s work and undoubtedly win new fans for her courageous and unabashedly entertaining poems.
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Read information about the authorKatrina Naomi is a poet, tutor and poetry mentor. Her second collection, 'The Way the Crocodile Taught Me', has just been published by Seren (April 2016). She is currently writer-in-residence at the Arnolfini in Bristol and her poem 'The Bicycle' is highly commended in the 2017 Forward Prize.
Her poetry has appeared in ‘The TLS’, ‘The Poetry Review’, ‘The Spectator’, and on Radio 4. Her 2015 pamphlet Hooligans, (Rack Press), was inspired by the Suffragettes.
She received a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths in 2014 and an award from the Royal Literary Fund. In 2015 she became a post-doctoral researcher at Goldsmiths and was made a Hawthornden Fellow.
Katrina’s first full collection, 'The Girl with the Cactus Handshake', was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award and received an Arts Council Award. She was the first writer-in-residence at the Bronte Parsonage Museum. Katrina is a previous winner of the Templar Poetry Competition. She is a lecturer at Falmouth University and runs Poetry Surgeries for the Poetry Society.
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