Primers Volume Seven

Primers: Volume Seven

Jade Cuttle, Antonia Taylor and Laura Varnam

Selecting editor: Katie Hale

ISBN: 978-1-913437-98-5

eISBN: 978-1-913437-99-2

Price: £11.99

Publication date:  8th August 2024

Format: Paperback / eBook

Territories: World

Extent: 72pp

DCF: Poetry Collections


In 2023, Nine Arches Press launched their nationwide Primers scheme for a seventh time, in search of exciting new voices in poetry, with Katie Hale and Jane Commane as selecting editors. After reading through hundreds of anonymous entries, and narrowing down the choices from longlist to shortlist, three poets emerged as clear choices: Jade Cuttle, Antonia Taylor and Laura Varnam.

 

Primers Volume Seven now brings together a showcase from three exciting new voices. Through engagement with language, connection to place and time, and the stories we tell or are told about ourselves, these lively and revealing poems offer an essential, insightful collection of new work from some of poetry’s most talented emerging voices.




 

Jade Cuttle is a BBC New Generation Thinker and former Arts Commissioning Editor at The Times, completing AHRC-funded research into British Nature Poets of Colour at Cambridge. Since her Masters in Poetry at UEA she has won a Northern Writers Award, Arts Council and PRS Foundation grants, first place in BBC Proms Poetry Competition, National Poetry Competition longlisting and selection for Faber's Writing Chance. She's a Ledbury Critic and Poetry School tutor, anthologised by Carcanet and broadcast across the BBC. Her albums of poem-songs include Algal Bloom and Orchid Duets.

www.jadecuttle.co.uk @JadeCuttle



Antonia Taylor is a British Cypriot communications strategist and poet, and writes The Conversation, a newsletter on thoughtful marketing and creative living. She is currently working on her first collection of poems centred on diasporic identity, war, bi-culturalism, empire, womanhood, and violence. Her work has been featured in publications includingPropel, Ambit, Harana, Marble Magazine, Dear Reader, Ink Sweat & TearsandAtriumas well as a new anthology of Reading poets from Two Rivers Press.






Laura Varnam is the Lecturer in Old and Middle English Literature at University College, Oxford. She is working on a poetry collection inspired by the women of the Old English epicBeowulf. Her poems have been published in journals includingBad Lilies, Banshee Lit, Berlin Lit, Dust Poetry, MIR Online, Osmosis Press, Wet Grain, Under the Radarand in the anthologyGods & Monsters.Her poems have also beenpublished with creative-critical essays inpostmedievalandAnnie Journal,andher academic work on late medieval literature and culture is widely published.

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