A Blooming

a book of poetry by Jude Neale

Coming in 2018; printed by SPM London.

Like sand sifted between splayed fingers my meandering path has left behind deep shells of longing and purple joy.

A moment glimmers in a poem depicting the ordinary becoming extraordinary with imagery, that I hope, captures the texture and intent of my life. 

I touch on the vagaries of loss, the heat of longing and the tang of disappointment in this poetic collection. My relationships and encounters are central to my writing process.

I have gathered these autobiographical snippets into a clutch of pastel and florid blooms, a cadenza of colour.

Each poem takes the reader closer to the Labyrinth of my life. I offer you a glimpse of the beauty and despair that connect each and every one of us.

“There was after all no mystery in the end of love, no mystery, the mystery of love itself,
which was large certainly as real as grass, as natural and unaccountable as bloom and branch and their growth.”

Little, Big by John Crowley

New Book:

Cantata in Two Voices

by Jude Neale and Bonnie Nish
To be published in 2018. Find out more.

Jude Reads Her Poetry

Cantata in Two Voices

Launching in Vancouver and on Bowen Island.

Vancouver: Sunday, October 21st from 5-7pm

With musical guest, composer Thomas Beckman. (See audio player above.)

Bowen Island: Sunday, October 28th, from 4-5:30pm at Collins Hall.

With music by Teun Schut.

Splendid in its Silence

Launched in London on April 8th 2017
The book was published and launched by Sentinel Poetry Movement publishing. On Bowen Island, BC, books are available for sale at Phoenix and other independent book stores. Jude had a big Bowen Island Launch in May 2017.

Jude Neale wins SPM Book Prize

for her book Splendid in its Silence

In describing the work the jury says “This is brave and bold writing: the technique always rising to meet the demands of the poem’s multifarious and far-reaching concerns.” It was presented in spring 2017 in London. Read their full review.