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Cynthia Sharp reviews Splendid in it’s Silence

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Canadian Poetry Review January 28, 2019 Title: Splendid in its Silence Author: Jude Neale Publisher: London: Spm Publications ISBN: 978-0993503559 Price: £7.50 Reviewer: Cynthia Sharp Splendid in its Silence (SPM Publications) is a must have. There’s a texture to a Jude Neale poem – power, gentleness, subtlety and truth all in one. Each poem is…

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Short Reviews of Splendid in its Silence

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This is a work of profound and generous intimacy. Each poem is a brief intrigue into the dark beauty that can be found in the quotidian and in the quiet spaces that fold us into filial contemplation. What is a daughter, a shiver, a crème blanket, a city street, or an iridescent wing? Neale so…

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Susanna Braund reviews Splendid in its Silence

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From Brick Books Online August 11, 2016 in Celebration of Canadian Poetry Jude Neale presented by Susanna Braund Jude Neale’s latest poetry collection, Splendid in its Silence, delivers yet again what we expect from her: searing insights into relationships and experiences, articulated with full-on synesthesia, as Jude appeals to multiple senses with carefully crafted phrases, such…

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Roger Elkin reviews Splendid in its Silence

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Roger Elkin, Judge of The Sentinel Poetry Movement Book Prize UK The collection’s title denies the author’s articulate commentary on modern living, as poem after poem explores the guilt and purpose that frame relationships. Whether it be in instances of pain, loss, separation, departure, or the finality of death, these are poems which confront the…

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A Quiet Coming of Light, by Jude Neale – Leaf Press Review

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Praise for Jude Neale’s poetry: “A mixture of formal control and emotional weight … I especially liked the simplicity (always much harder to achieve than it appears).” –Sir Andrew Motion, Britain’s Poet Laureate, on “Still Life.” “Amidst the marks and scars, is the strength of the human spirit to find humour, irony, and beauty in…

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On Writing ‘Only The Fallen Can See’

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My poetry manuscript was hidden beneath a mossy darkness and the relentless tears that drained my days, stole my years. What could I harvest from grief and the sure knowledge of despair? These poems were held together by the awful weight of bipolar disorder, each one reflecting back another facet of myself struggling to remain…

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Review by Richard Labonté A grandfather strokes a grandchild’s chest “to find those places that make him breathe hard.” A man tells a woman she is beautiful, “though I haven’t bathed for three days…and can only look at the wall.” A young girl has “been planning my funeral since I was ten.” A poet lies…

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Book Launch: Only the Fallen Can See

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Jude cordially invites you to the launch of “Only the Fallen Can See”  (Leaf Press) “What could I assemble out of grief, out of the sure knowledge of despair? My poems were held together by the awful weight of bipolar disorder. Each one reflecting back another facet of myself struggling to remain above water. The…

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Strange Places

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where imagination takes us and invents us by Daniela Elza, Jun 21 2011 Last Thursday I helped co-host Twisted Poets with Bonnie Nish. The two features that read that night came from Bowen Island. One of them, Jude Neale, was a new voice to me. I was not sure what to think of a book…

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Meet Jude at Coming Events

  • In September Jude is having a launch at both Guernica Editions launch and at Joy Kogawa House. She will read several poems from the book with photographs. launch. Dates & times TBA
  • Guernica launch on Zoom Sep 12 - 12:30 Pacific
  • Launch at Joy Kogawa House, Vancouver on September 19 at 4pm. Jude will read several poems from the book with photographs.
  • The Bowen Island launch for Inside the Pearl is on October 1, 2021, 7:30pm, at the Hearth Gallery.
  • RECENT EVENTS

  • Jude will be facilitating a workshop on Sunday, August 8: "Impromptu, Poetry Writing from 1-2pm on Bowen Island. Register
  • In the afternoon, Jude will be reading from A Blooming, Impromptu, The River Answers and The Flaw, from between 2:30 and 5pm on Bowen Island. She will be one of several Bowen writers performing at that time. More Info

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