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PTC YouTube Takeover Week 5: Jade Cuttle

Jade Cuttle has been commissioned to write poetry for BBC Radio 3, BBC Contains Strong Language Festival and the BBC Proms Official Guide. Jade is an editor at Ambit and judging the Costa Book Awards 2019 (Poetry). Selected as a Ledbury Poetry Festival Emerging Poetry Critic, Jade's criticism regularly appears in publications such as The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement and The Telegraph. Fusing metaphor with melody, Jade released her debut album of eco-themed poem-songs with funding and support from the PRS foundation. She currently works full-time at The Poetry Society and tutors freelance at The Poetry School. www.jadecuttle.com Cuttle’s videos are in dialogue with poems from the hammer and other poems by Brazilian poet Adelaide Ivánova.

Cuttle’s videos are in dialogue with poems from the hammer and other poems by Brazilian poet Adelaide Ivánova.

the egg

'the egg' by Jade Cuttle was written in as a reply poem to 'the elephant' by Brazilian poet Adelaide Ivánova. Jade was one of several poets from the Octavia collective who responded to this poem at the 'guerrilla bitchcraft' event at Free Word in April 2019.

Hope and Honey

This is a new poem-song responding to ‘the elephant’ by Adelaide Ivánova. Here Cuttle, a poet and musician, brings together visuals and music so make sure to turn up the sound on your device! The title comes from the final lines of Ivánova's poem: "and small bones are not made of honey /they are just calcium /nothing else".

Reading Adelaide Ivánova with Jade Cuttle

Poet Jade Cuttle takes a critical look at the poem 'the elephant' by Adelaide Ivánova. Selected as a Ledbury Poetry Festival Emerging Poetry Critic, Jade's criticism regularly appears in publications such as the Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement and The Telegraph.

Responding to ‘the half confession'

 

The PTC YouTube Takeover credits were animated by Ben Roche Farrelly and the theme tune 'Elephant Juice' was composed by Natasha Sutton Williams.