Kate Potts’ 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 is Pure Hustle (Bloodaxe Books, 2011). Her second collection, Feral, which sets out to explore and trouble the boundary between ‘animal’ and ‘human’, is a Poetry Book Society recommendation and a Telegraph poetry book of the month. 


Kate teaches poetry and creative writing for Middlesex University, Royal Holloway 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 a Hawthornden Fellowship. She is co-director of Somewhere in Particular and a member of cross-arts practice-based research committee Generative Constraints

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