Poem: Leaning Into Your Distance

woman walking in the desertI walk a fine line

for the thrill of it.

I gag for the danger of you.

 

You push into my arms,

metal to metal, heated through-

a knife to flame.

 

But still I am not enough.

 

I wait by your gate,

fingers on the latch,

leaning into your distance.

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.