About Jude

About Jude Neale

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Jude Neale is a Canadian poet, vocalist, spoken word performer and mentor. She publishes frequently in journals, anthologies, and e-zines. She was shortlisted, highly commended and finalist for many international competitions including:
The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize (Ireland), The International Poetic Republic Poetry Prize (U.K),The Mary Chalmers Smith Poetry Prize (UK), The Wenlock International Poetry Competition (UK) and the Carers International Poetry Prize (UK) and The Pat Lowther Award ( Can.)

Jude has written and co-written six books. Her most recent book is a collaboration with acclaimed writer and poet, Bonnie Nish. Cantata in Two Voices was written in turn, line by line in 50 days. This is the fourth book Jude has written on her phone.

She was shortlisted, highly commended and finalist for many international competitions including:  The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize (Ireland), The  International Poetic Republic Poetry Prize (U.K),The Mary Chalmers Smith Poetry Prize (UK), The Wenlock International Poetry Competition (UK) and the Carers International Poetry Prize (UK).

Her fifth book, A Quiet Coming of Light, A Poetic Memoir (leaf press), was a finalist for the 2015 Pat Lowther Memorial Award, eight of its poems were shortlisted for The Magpie Award, judged by George McWhirter, Vancouver’s first Poet Laureate and three of its poems were nominated for the coveted Pushcart Prize (US) by three different publishers.

One of Jude’s poems from her forthcoming manuscript, Splendid in its Silence, was chosen by Britain’s Poet Laureate to ride with thirty three other winners around the Channel Islands on public transit for a year. Jude was a featured reader at the Guernsey International Literary festival.

This book was recently a SPM Prize winner and will be published in the UK in April.

Some of these poems can be heard on Jude’s collaborative (viola/poems) EP, Places Beyond.

 

Coming Events

Jude is launching her eighth book of poetry Impromptu! She'll be on a mini tour between now and June, when she begins her Poetry Residency at Joy Kogawa House. Admission is free for all events. She will be selling her new book and poetry CD.

Launch on Bowen Island at Collins Hall - Sunday, March 8 at Collins Hall - 4:00-5:30

Reading at The Writers Studio, Simon Fraser University - March 12

Reading at Cottage Bistro on Main St. in Vancouver - date and time TBA

Vancouver Launch at Murray Adaskin Studio, Vancouver - Saturday April 4 - 7:00-8:30

Readings in Nanaimo and Victoria later this spring - dates and times TBA


Jude Reads Her Poetry