UEA alumna Jade Cuttle has been shortlisted for Primers Volume Seven. Primers is a biannual mentoring and publication scheme organised by Nine Arches Press. It provides an opportunity for talented poets to find publication and receive a programme of supportive feedback, mentoring and promotion. 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.