UEA alumna Jade Cuttle has been awarded the Northern Debut Award for Poetry in the 2021 New Writing North Northern Writers’ Awards. Jade (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 2019. She is a poet and songwriter from rural North Yorkshire, working remotely at The Times as Arts Commissioning Editor. Her nature poetry has been commissioned for BBC Radio 3, BBC Contains Strong Language Festival and the BBC Proms, while her plant-whispering has been filmed for BBC One television. Her debut album of poem-songs Algal Bloom was released by Warren Records. Previously she worked as a Poetry Editor at Ambit and at The Poetry Society, and judged numerous competitions including the Costa Book Awards and the Ginkgo Prize.