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.

Jude Neale wins SPM Book Prize

for her book Splendid in its Silence
In describing 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 will be presented this spring in London. Read their full review.

Jude's next poetry collection

Splendid in its Silence

Launches in London on April 8th
The book is being published and launched by Sentinel Poetry Movement publishing. On Bowen Island, BC, books will be available for sale at Phoenix and other independent book stores. Jude will have a big Bowen Island Launch in May 2017.


Jude Reads Her Poetry

Hear Jude’s new poems Wildberry and Places Beyond

Accompanied by composer Thomas Beckman. (See audio player above.)