People's Landscapes poet, Durham Coast
Katrina Porteous grew up in County Durham and lives on the Northumberland coast.
Many of the poems in her first two collections from Bloodaxe, The Lost Music (1996) and Two Countries (2014), celebrate the people, landscapes, wildlife and ecology of the area, including National Trust properties such as Dunstanburgh Castle, Hadrian’s Wall and Lindisfarne.
In 2011 she wrote Horse for BBC Radio 3 about the Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire with composer Peter Zinovieff. Her latest collection from Bloodaxe, Edge (2019), features poems about science and cosmology.
You can download Katrina's work, commissioned by New Writing North for the National Trust's People's Landscapes programme, here Katrina Porteous Peoples Landscapes 2019 Durham Book Festival (PDF / 0.4MB) download and discover more about her at www.katrinaporteous.co.uk