Reader Submission: Poem-Songs by Jade Cuttle

This month, readers, we're extremely excited to be bringing you poetry in a completely different form to the poetry we're used to seeing: Jade Cuttle writes incredibly beautiful folk poem-songs about love, heartbreak and nature. Enjoy!  - Curators

Leaves & Lovers is the lead single from Jade's debut album, as featured on BBC Introducing. The song considers heartbreak through the prism of trees, comparing a tree that has lost its leaves and is haunted by the memory of its warmth, to humans and lost lovers.

Seams is a poem-film made whilst Jade was Poet-In-Residence with Daljit Nagra at Ilkley Literature Festival this year and during a masterclass with Ian Duhig. She drew inspiration from the fantastic Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition on visual poetry at the festival.


Jade Cuttle read Modern & Medieval Literature at Cambridge University, graduating with a 1st. She has written on the arts for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Observer, The Times and Poetry Book Society reviewing Next Generation Poets. Currently, she is Poet-In-Residence for Ilkley Literature Festival with Daljit Nagra touring literature festivals. Her poetry has been performed on Radio 3 for BBC Proms, and commissioned for BBC podcasts after winning 1st place in the BBC Proms Poetry Competition. She also won 2nd in Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition and two Foyle Young Poet awards. She is a Young Poet Networker and BBC Introducing poetic-folk songwriter. Find her on Twitter and Facebook.