About Jade Cuttle

Jade Cuttle graduated from Cambridge University with First-Class Honours in Modern and Medieval Languages and Literature, and is now completing the MA in Poetry at the University of East Anglia. A poet and plant-whisperer, Jade has been commissioned to write for BBC Radio 3, BBC Introducing and in association with BBC Proms. A double recipient of the Foyle Young Poet Award, Jade won 1st place in the BBC Proms’ Poetry Competition 2014. She won 2nd place in the Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition 2011 (Young Category), 3rd place in the Poetry Book Society’s National Student Poetry Competition 2013, and Gold in the 2018 Creative Future Literary Awards for her prose. Jade is also a singer-songwriter, translating metaphor into melody with debut album ‘Leaves & Lovers’. Her second album of poem-songs will be released through Warren Records in 2019 with funding and support from PRS Foundation and Make Noise. Selected as a Ledbury Poetry Festival Emerging Critic and named Best Reviewer (Editor’s Choice) in the Saboteur Awards 2018, Jade reviews widely. Her criticism is published in the Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, The Poetry Review, Poetry London and elsewhere. She is Deputy Poetry Editor at Ambit. 

Jade’s recording was made along with the other winners of the Foyle Young Poet of the Year 2018. Talking about the experience of winning the prize and making a recording for the Poetry Archive Jade said:

I’ve learnt to enjoy experimenting with poetic form, testing the limits of language and embracing its limitless potential. I’ve written poetry using the language of receipts, ‘A Receipt For Our Romance’, and produced film-poems which have been used to promote events on Jane AustenI’ve also written mathematical poems like ‘The Binomial Test’, calculating the real probability of heartbreak. Currently, I’m using legalese to detail a boundary dispute between trees. 

I would wholeheartedly encourage budding poets to enter the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, also the Young Poet Network challenges, and think it’s great to embrace the ‘risk-taking’ aspect to poetic exploration. 

The Foyle Young Poets’ Recording took place on 23rd October 2018 at the Soundhouse Studio, Acton, West London.

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is sponsored by the Foyle Foundation and run by the Poetry Society. This Poetry Archive collection has been supported by Garfield Weston.

Featured in the Archive


2010 Foyle Young Poet Award

2012 Foyle Young Poet Award

2014 BBC Proms’ Poetry Competition

2018 Creative Future Literary Awards