Jade Cuttle read Modern & Medieval Literature (French & Russian) at University of Cambridge. She‘s performed her poetry on Radio 3 in association with BBC Proms and been commissioned for other BBC podcasts like celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. A double recipient of the Foyle Young Poet Award, 1st place winner in BBC Proms’ Poetry Competition, and placed in competitions run by Ledbury Poetry Festival & Poetry Book Society, she was Poet-in-Residence for Ilkley Literature Festival 2017 with Daljit Nagra. Her debut poetic-folk album 'Leaves & Lovers', fusing metaphor and melody, was released to BBC Introducing acclaim. She reviews widely and is currently shortlisted as Best Reviewer (Editor's Choice) in Saboteur Awards 2018, as well as being a Ledbury Poetry Festival Emerging Critic. As a freelance journalist, she has articles published in The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, and Culture Trip for whom she works as a Paris-based correspondent.
A first-time home-buyer's guide to damp It sweats a palette of purple stars to birthmark new-born skies: each bruise is a pinprick miracle whose galaxies of dead weight are spinning dreams from dust – hooked on air like an addict or artist – the house is sucked to a shadow of its former self. Masterpiece or mould, it’s difficult to tell until the brick turns bad like any love bite does.
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