Kate Potts’ second collection, Feral (Bloodaxe, 2018), which sets out to explore and trouble the boundary between animal and human, was a Poetry Book Society recommendation and a Telegraph poetry book of the month. Her debut pamphlet Whichever Music (tall-lighthouse, 2008) was a Poetry Book Society choice and was shortlisted for a Michael Marks Award. Her first first full-length collection was Pure Hustle (Bloodaxe, 2011). 

 

Kate teaches creative writing for Middlesex University and The Poetry School, freelances as a mentor and editor, and is marketing manager for an independent publisher. She has been awarded three Arts Council England grants and two Hawthornden Fellowships. Kate is a member of cross-arts research committee Generative Constraints. She lives in Stroud, Gloucesterhsire.