Penzance Book Launch | The Way the Crocodile Taught Me by Katrina Naomi
Join Katrina Naomi at Admiral Benbow pub and restaurant, Penzance, for the launch of her new poetry collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me. Katrina will give a reading and there will be a good deal of celebrating!
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.