Katrina Porteous Readings

Katrina Porteous Readings


Katrina Porteous & Alice Robinson at Berwick Literature Festival, Sunday 20th October 2017, 4pm

The Guildhall, Berwick upon Tweed, £5

Katrina Porteous and Alice Robinson: The Blue Lonnen

Another chance to catch two of the region’s top performers who were a big hit at last year’s Festival and who will present a completely new programme. Katrina Porteous’ evocative poetry is frequently heard on BBC Radio. Accompanied on Northumbrian pipes by Radio 2’s Young Musician of the Year finalist Alice Robinson, Katrina will present new work, together with poems from her Portico Prize-shortlisted collection Two Countries (Bloodaxe 2014).

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Katrina Porteous is a poet and historian whose work celebrates the people, landscapes and wildlife of the Northumbrian coast where she lives. She often works
in collaboration with artists and musicians, including the painter James Dodds (Longshore Drift) and the piper Chris Ormston (The Wund and the Wetter). Her
long poems for BBC radio include 'This Far and No Further' (Hadrian’s Wall), 'Dunstanburgh', 'The Refuge Box' (all included in Two Countries) and - with electronic composer Peter Zinovieff -
Horse. Her latest work has been for a planetarium and her most recent poetry collection is Two Countries (Bloodaxe, 2014).


Katrina Porteous’s most recent book Two Countries includes the text of a number of her other radio poems, which can be heard in the e-book edition with audio.

She was interviewed on Woman's Hour and read from her long poem 'Dunstanburgh' here.

Katrina contributed to and read poems on Radio 4's Open Country, Making History and The Listeners: here.

[09 October 2017]

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