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 collection is Pure Hustle (Bloodaxe). Kate teaches for Oxford University, Royal Holloway, and The Poetry School. She is co-director of site-specific poetry organisation Somewhere in Particular, creating poetry events which celebrate and explore particular communities and places. Kate recently completed a PhD on the multi-vocal poetic radio play. Her second poetry collection, Feral, will be published by Bloodaxe in September 2018.


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, PoetryPoetry 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 


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