Kate Potts worked in music publishing before training as a teacher, and has taught English and Creative Writing at colleges in London for several years. Her pamphlet Whichever Music (tall-lighthouse) was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was shortlisted for a Michael Marks Award. In 2009 she received an Arts Council writer’s award and her first collection Pure Hustle was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2011. Her work has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies. She is currently working towards a PhD on radio poetry.