Poems by current UEA student Perla Kantarjian and former student Carmina Masoliver have been longlisted for the 2022 Lucent Dreaming Poetry Prize, which is worth £1000 to the winner. Perla (pictured) is nominated for four separate poems. She is a Lebanese-Armenian writer, journalist and editor, and is currently completing the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) as the 2022 Sonny Mehta Scholar. Earlier this year she was the winner of the Illuminarium Chronicles Continental Voices Competition, second-placed in the Indigo Dreams Publishing Open Poetry Prize, commended in the Poetry Society Young Poets Network Protest Poetry Challenge, commended in the EHP Barnard Spring Poetry Prize, Highly Commended in the South Downs Poetry Competition and Highly Commended in the Wildfire Words New Voices First Pamphlet Award. Carmina graduated from the BA in English Literature in 2011 and the MA in Creative Entrepreneurship in 2012 and now works in East London as an Academic Mentor for English. She runs the event She Grrrowls, which features women in the arts. Her debut pamphlet of poetry Nasty Little Intro #8 was published by Nasty Little Press in 2014. Circles was published by Burning Eye Books in 2019. Carmina was longlisted for the Young Poet Laureate for London Award in 2013, the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships in 2017, the Out-Spoken Prize in Performance Poetry in 2018 and the Grindstone International Poetry Prize in 2020.