My poem 'A Telephone Conversation with my
Sister/ Footnotes' is shortlisted for this year's The Moth poetry prize, judged by
I'm teaching an online masterclass course for the Poetry School, starting Thursday 7 May 2020: Tell Me True: Poetry of Testimony, Memory and the Archive.
'Dictionary Definition form in Contemporary American Poetry'. My essay on dictionary definition form in the work of Mary Kinzie, Robert Pinsky and Solmaz Sharif is published in the wonderful new collection poetry & the dictionary, edited by Andrew Blades and Piers Pennington (Liverpool University Press, 2020).
'I am haunted by this history but I also
haunt it back': two poetry collections'. My review of Jay Bernard's Surge and David Cain's Truth Street is in Soundings 74. Spring 2020.
'As if by Magic'. My new short story is published in Knock Three Times, an anthology of new fairy tales (Real Press). Autumn 2019.
'My Words are Buried Deep'. A review of collections by Jane Yeh, Julia Copus and J.O.Morgan in Poetry London Autumn 2019: Issue 94.
Feral reviewed by Suzannah V. Evans in The Times Literary Supplement: 'The vivid, intricate poems in Kate Potts's Feral thrill with appetite.' September 2019.
Feral reviewed by Jonathan Edwards in Poetry Wales 55.1: 'All in all, these poems are a towering linguistic achievement. To read Feral for a while is to find it bamboozling and beautiful, to want to read it for longer. Once that's done, the only response is to consider it a masterpiece, and to feel that everyone who cares about language should read it.' Summer 2019.
Koestler Voices: New Poetry from Prisons Vol.2, the prison poetry anthology I edited for Koestler Arts, is now available to buy from Koestler Arts. With a foreword by George The Poet.
Feral reviewed by Dzifa Benson in Poetry London, Issue 93: 'The poetry performs acrobatic feats, morphing and transmogrifying between the animate and inanimate, slipping and sliding between the intellect and emotion, teetering and tumbling between civilisation and something altogether more atavistic.'
The Two of Us: Interview with Naomi Woddis on Reel Rebels Radio. July 2019.
I'm doing a reading and taking part in the 'Female Futures' panel discussion at Surrey New Writers Festival, University of Surrey. Saturday 8 June 2019.
Feral reviewed by Rishi Dastidar in Magma 73: 'Here's a lovely paradox to ponder: for a book that is called Feral, the wildness inherent within it is tremendously well channelled and controlled.'
Reading at Brixton Book Jam. Monday 4 March 2019, 7.30pm.
Reading at the Torriano Meeting House with Alison Winch and Cath Drake. Sunday 17 February 2019, 7.30pm.
'Wolf' in Amy Key's Poets in Bed podcast (Episode 4).
'Break Up Variations: An Annotated Score' (Generative Constraints) is now published in Performance Philosophy Vol 4, No 2
Feral reviewed by Mary Jean Chan in Mslexia: 'Kate Potts' Feral is a fascinating collection that seeks to unsettle the ordinary.' Issue 80, Dec/Jan/Feb 2018/19.
Feral is a Poetry School book of the year: 'Potts has a skill for turning the everyday and familiar into something unique and freshly coined. 'Still yourself; hold your breath' and revel in it.' 19 December 2018.
Feral is recommended by Kate Wakeling in the Morning Star's 'Poetry of the year': 'Kate Potts's Feral (Bloodaxe) is a revelation of beauty, precision and force'. 29 November 2018.
Paper/reading (online): 'Feral: Dispatches from the Borderlands' as part of Feral: a nearly carbon-neutral conference, co-hosted by Massey University Political Ecology Research Centre (PERC) and Wageningan University Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS), New Zealand.
26 November. 2 December 2018.
Poetry Time Machine interactive poetry workshop and readings at The Royal Opera House Month of Sundays Festival: ROH Remembers. With Belinda Zhawi, Will Harris and Miriam Nash. Sunday 11 November 2018, 3-4.30pm.
Feral is Telegraph poetry book of the month.
Feral reviewed by Garry MacKenzie in the New Welsh Review: 'Resistance to labelling is at the heart of this poetry collection on a superficially topical theme ... but it also moves into a world which feels like a selkie's take on a story by Ovid.' October 2018.
'Page as Stage: three verse dramas': my review of verse dramas by Owen Sheers, Luke Wright and Amy McCauley in Poetry London Autumn 2018: Issue 91.
PBS Autumn Showcase: reading at the University of York. Thursday 11 October 2018, 5pm.
Feral in Jen Campbell's 'What I've been reading recently' vlog for the Poetry Book Society (at 3.15).
Book launch for Feral at the Star of Kings, York Way. Saturday 29 September 2018.
I'm reading at The White Review/ Burley Fisher Books Poetry Salon. Friday 4 May 2018, 7pm.
'Animal Song (I)', 'Scanderoon', 'Pistons and Bones' and 'Lullaby Girl' in The White Review 21, Spring 2018.