Kate Potts is a London-based poet, academic and editor. Her pamphlet Whichever Music (tall-lighthouse) was a Poetry Book Society choice and was shortlisted for a Michael Marks Award. Her first full-length poetry collection is Pure Hustle (Bloodaxe). Her second collection, Feral, is a Poetry Book Society recommendation and will be published by Bloodaxe in September 2018.
Kate teaches for Oxford University, Middlesex University, and The Poetry School. She is co-director of poetry organisation Somewhere in Particular, creating poetry events which celebrate and explore particular communities and places. She is also a member of Generative Constraints committee, a cross-arts practice based research group. She recently completed a PhD on the multi-vocal poetic radio play.
Kate's poetry and prose has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including Ambit, Magma Poetry, The Best British Poetry, The Forward Book of Poetry, The Poetry Review, Poetry, Poetry Wales, and Ploughshares.
Kate Potts conjures a poetry which astonishes and moves the reader. The texture of her language - its deft and surprising turns, its intense musicality - allows
the many voices in these poems to soar.
Jo Shapcott on Pure Hustle