Katrina Quinn

Katrina has moved house more than 20 times.

She’s collected many friends, poems, stories, photographs and dance moves along the way.

Home is currently Shoreham-by-sea, just along the coast from Brighton where she first started performing poems in 2006 (while studying Anthropology and Spanish!).

Katrina’s work has a strong sense of rhythm, shared with energy, passion and sensitivity. She writes often about belonging, spirituality and connection, inspired by true life stories.

She was recently a Callaloo Fellow for Creative Non-Fiction, part of the Writers’ Place Poets at New Writing South, and is currently one of the team running the Pier Poets Open Mic in Brighton.

Her debut show, Individual Medley, recently completed a run at Edinburgh Fringe.

“It’s exciting to watch someone whose poetry has such muscle power and who can communicate a strong personal presence. A poet no one is going to mess with, in other words”
Heathcote Williams

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Friday 2nd November: Poetry set @Hickory Signals Album Launch, Shoreham-by-sea

Wednesday 14th November: Featured poet @ Eastbourne Poetry Cafe

Monday 31st December: Poetry set @ Smoking Dragon Festival, Drakensberg, South Africa


26th Sept 2018: Sharing my story @ Share Your Story: Pursuing your Passion
6th-19th Aug 2018: Solo show: Individual Medley @ Sweet Venues for Edinburgh Fringe
6th-19th Aug 2018: Fringe Features at She Grrrowls, Tales of Whatever, Dear Diary
6th July 2018: Writer’s Place Poets’ Showcase @ New Writing South, Brighton
27th May 2018: Children & Family Poetry Set @ Elderflowerfields Festival
22nd April 2018: Poetry set @ El Geebee Tea Queue Festival (Junkyard Dogs)
7th April 2018: Individual Medley @ Swindon Fringe Festival (Phoenix Theatre) READ THE REVIEW!
25th March 2018: Individual Medley @ Hove Grown New Writing Festival (Maydays Studio)
24th March 2018: Poetry set @ Hickory Signals Presents (West Street Lofts) FACEBOOK VIDEO
15th – 18th March 2018: Creative Movement Workshops @ Mumbai WATCH A VIDEO
14th January 2018: Poetry set @ El Geebee Tea Queue (The Brunswick)

December 2017: Poetry set @ Where did you sleep last night? (Junkyard Dogs)
October 2017: Poetry residency for Seedbed Foundation
July 2017: Callaloo Workshops Fellowship (Oxford University)
July 2017: Individual Medley @ Penzance Literary Festival
May 2017: Individual Medley @ Brighton Fringe

“Thank you for your stunning contribution to the two days.  The poems were so beautiful and poignant”
Residency Organiser
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Nine Lives: a collection of poems inspired by places and people over the past decade.
£6.50 including postage, get in touch if you’d like a copy.


Sacred Spaces 

“Dusty Wings” – Tearfund competition winning poem for National Poetry Day 2017 (video)

Grace has flat shoes

Breathe Out Peace (SoundCloud)


“If I Met A Cocoa Farmer” – Divine Chocolate competion winner (video)

“Audacious Expression” (video)

“Brighton” (video)

“Revolution” (video)

You have a truly unique voice, and you navigate the subject with intelligence, creativity and beauty. There’s a delightfully whimsical quality to the poem that is nevertheless incredibly powerful, building to a genuinely emotional crescendo in the last stanza.”
Gideon Heugh, Tearfund competition judge