Kate Potts’ second collection, Feral (Bloodaxe, 2018) 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 previously taught for the City University, the University of Oxford and Royal Holloway. She's currently working on Pretenders, an Arts Council-funded multi-voice writing project focusing on imposter syndrome. Kate lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire, with her son.