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 for Middlesex University and The Poetry School and freelances as a creative writing lecturer, mentor and editor. She has previously taught for City University, the University of Oxford and Royal Holloway. Her next full-length publication will be Pretenders, an Arts Council-funded multi-voice writing project focusing on imposter syndrome. Her newsletter Speak Up! On writing, failing better, and taking up space is at https://katepotts.substack.com. Kate lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire, with her son.