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, is due from Bloodaxe in autumn 2018.
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