Jade Rosina McCutcheon
Jade lives in Oregon with her partner and their dog. Her poetry has been published in Australian poetry journals such as SCARP, ‘Leaves’ and ‘Wiradjuri’ as well as in 'Terra Incognita' (Bob Hill publishing 2019, Oregon). 'Fair Art' won second place in the Kay Snow Awards 2019 and 'Australian Bush Solstice' won runner up in the Kay Snow Awards 2018. Jade’s first chapbook 'Small Feather' will be published by Finishing Line Press this September.
Jade holds a Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. Academic publications include books, Awakening the Performing Body, Embodied Consciousness Performance Technologies, and Narrative in Performance.
Radio Interview with Jade, KMUZ, Oregon. 2020.
Interviewed by Steve Slemenda.
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September 05, 2020
In Jade Rosina McCutcheon’s first published collection, we encounter an art fair that “arrives / in hottentot orange heat / and settles like a peacock / feather on an emerald field”; we observe a bag woman who gathers “galaxy dust / bag by bag”; and we contemplate a woman at a Melbourne train station who waits “for a / spirit beast / or a medicine woman / to follow the tracks / on her arm / make sense / of her life.” The imaginative poems in this debut chapbook give us a first
sample of McCutcheon’s penchant for striking and often surreal imagery. Here, words call to us, evoking “a madrigal circus of apricots / dressed as sirens / in the distance.”
Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita
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in an old
run down hut
by the sea
a cup of tea
sound of gulls
pen in hand
in the sand.