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

Jude Reads Her Poetry

Coming Events

Jude will be launching her new book A Blooming: On Bowen Island, June 9 from 4pm - 5:30 at Collins Hall, and in Vancouver June 16th from 4-5:30 at Massey Books - 229 E Georgia Street. Admission is free for both events. Come and enjoy!

Reading at the University of the Fraser Valley, March 14 with Bonnie Nish

March 22, Planet Earth Poetry Victoria, with Bonnie Nish

April 27 concert with Thomas RL Beckman on Bowen Island with Bonnie Nish Tuesday April 30 Jewish Community Centre

World Premiere of the St. Roch Suite! 10th Anniversary Gala reading to specific Art installations. 9 March, 2019
Prince George Symphony Orchestra,
Performance by Jude Neale (poet) and Thomas R.L. Beckman (composer)