Kate Potts’ second collection, Feral, 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 full-length collection was Pure Hustle (Bloodaxe Books, 2011). 


Kate teaches poetry and creative writing for Middlesex University and The Poetry School, freelances as a mentor, editor and events producer, and works for an independent publisher. She has been awarded two Arts Council England grants and two Hawthornden Fellowships. She is a member of cross-arts research committee Generative Constraints