Kate Potts is a London-based poet, academic and editor. Her pamphlet Whichever Music (tall-lighthouse) was a Poetry Book Society choice and was shortlisted for a Michael Marks Award. Her first full-length collection is Pure Hustle (Bloodaxe). Kate teaches for Oxford University, Royal Holloway, and The Poetry School. She is co-director of site-specific poetry organisation Somewhere in Particular, creating poetry events which celebrate and explore particular communities and places. Kate recently completed a PhD on the multi-vocal poetic radio play. Her second poetry collection, Feral, will be published by Bloodaxe in autumn 2018.
Kate's poetry and prose has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including Ambit, Magma, The Best British Poetry, The Forward Book of Poetry, Poetry Review, Poetry (Chicago), Poetry Wales, and Ploughshares.
Kate Potts conjures a poetry which astonishes and moves the reader. The texture of her language - its deft and surprising turns, its intense musicality - allows
the many voices in these poems to soar.
Jo Shapcott on Pure Hustle