Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Kate Potts
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Kate Potts poet

Kate Potts lives in London.


Pure Hustle (Bloodaxe, 2011)

Whichever Music (tall-lighthouse, 2006)

Kate Potts studied Film and Literature at the University of Warwick and has an MA in Creative Life Writing from Goldsmiths College, London. She teaches in Further and Adult Education and has previously worked in music publishing.

Her first pamphlet Whichever Music was shortlisted for the inaugural Michael Marks Awards for pamphlets and in 2009 she was awarded an Arts Council Grant to assist with her first full length collection, Pure Hustle.

“Pure Hustle is a gem of book in which 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. Her curiosity and profound intelligence means that the poems range wonderfully far and wide in setting and subject-matter from the urban clutter of contemporary settings, to modern variations on pastoral, to Penelope weaving, to a beached whale, and more. Kate Potts is a poet whose ear and eye for her work are as close to perfect as can be: Pure Hustle is pure gold” Jo Shapcott.

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