Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 19:00 to 21:00

The Yorkshire Grey

2 Theobalds Road



London Book Launch | The Way the Crocodile Taught Me by Katrina Naomi

Join Katrina Naomi at The Yorkshire Grey for the London launch of her new poetry collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me.

There will be a reading at 19:30, after which there will be time to ask questions and get your copy of the book signed.

The venue serves excellent food, so please feel free to arrive early and sample their menu while you wait for the main event.

This event is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be available throughout.


About The Way the Crocodile Taught Me:
Katrina Naomi’s new poetry collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, is a heartfelt and tragi-comic portrayal of a fraught childhood and adolescence. Central to the book are two sequences: one about an awful stepfather, and the other about a kindly but also comically old-fashioned grandmother. A mother appears, distant, glamorous as a film star. An absent father is also a dream: “After my father left, I grew/ a battery of hearts,/ felt each of them beat,/ like doves in a casket/”. These family poems are both heartbreaking and often hilarious, sometimes both at once.