Poems by two UEA alumnae have been longlisted for the Winchester Poetry Prize. Rachel Cleverly (pictured), who graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 2019, is nominated for the poems ‘Portrait of a Girl as Spinach’ and ‘The Year Prickled’; and Zoe Green, who graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2005, is nominated for the poem ‘Sweet Chestnuts.’ Rachel is a Barbican Young Poet, and an alumnus of Apples and Snakes’ ‘The Writing Room’ and BBC Words First. She was shortlisted for the UEA New Forms Award, previously commended in the Winchester Poetry Prize, and has been published by flipped eye, The North, SPAM, Ache Magazine, and The Feminist Library. She was a writer-in-residence at BBC Norfolk and Rich Mix, and has performed at venues across the UK, from rural pubs to Hammersmith Apollo. Zoe won the 2004 Harpers and Queen Orange Prize for Short Fiction after being shortlisted for Vogue New Young Writer of the Year, and more recently, won the 2023 Candlestick Press Prize and was highly commended in the McLellan Scots Poetry Prize. Her stories and poems have been published in The London Magazine, Untitled Books, Tales of the Decongested, Cutting Teeth, Harpers and Queen, Bandit Fiction, Candlestick Press, Litro, and Poetry Salzburg. She has also written for The Observer, The Financial Times, The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, The Independent, Literary Review, and The Institute for War and Peace.