Laura Potts is a poet and writer of radio drama from West Yorkshire.

Laura began to write poetry at an early age, winning The Foyle Young Poets Award twice during her school days. While at university, she moved to Swansea to work at The Dylan Thomas Birthplace and write for The Dylan Thomas Society.

Her work has appeared in Agenda, The Moth, The Poetry Business Book of New Poets, Aesthetica and Poetry Ireland Review in recent years. In 2017, as one of the BBC's New Voices, she was commissioned to write radio drama for BBC Radio 3. Her first production, North and Mourning, featured the voice of Carnegie-Medal winner Berlie Doherty and was broadcast on The Christmas Verb.

Laura has been the recipient of awards including The Foyle Young Poets Award, The Bristol Poetry Prize and The Mother's Milk Writing Prize. She received a commendation from The Poetry Society in 2018. Her most recent commissions have been for BBC Radio, The International Anthony Burgess Foundation and The King's Chapel in London.

Laura was shortlisted for The Edward Thomas Fellowship, The Bridport Prize and The Rebecca Swift Women's Poetry Prize in 2020. She was a finalist for The Manchester Poetry Prize in 2021.

Photography by James Hudson