Kate Potts is a London-based poet, academic and editor. She worked in music publishing before training as a teacher, and now teaches poetry and creative writing for the University of Oxford, Royal Holloway and The Poetry School. She completed a practice-based PhD on the poetic radio play in 2017.
Her pamphlet Whichever Music (tall-lighthouse) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice in 2008 and was shortlisted for a Michael Marks Award. Her first book-length collection, Pure Hustle, was published by Bloodaxe in 2011. Her second collection, Feral (Bloodaxe Books, 2018), is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
She has performed her work at venues including The British Library, Cheltenham Literature Festival, Rich Mix, Vault Festival and Wilton's Music Hall, adapting her multi-voice poem ‘Pistons and Bones’ for performance at the latter two. She is co-director of Somewhere in Particular, a site-specific poetry organisation which aims to connect poetry performance to specific places and communities and to reach beyond conventional audiences.
Author photograph: Naomi Woddis
Books by Kate Potts