The cover is an abstract graffitti painted on a wall, with a heart at the centre pierced by a graphic arrow.

by Jude Neale
Ekstasis Editions, 2020

Jude Neal’s latest collection of poetry, Impromptu, grew from an International Poetry Month challenge that required each writer to respond to a daily prompt, creating a poem each day for one month. The resulting selections were so compelling that Jude continued past the 30-day limit with prompts of her own, producing in 47 days a book that is fresh, insightful and vital, venturing far beyond what initially started as a simple writing exercise.

This volume is a 21st Century exploration of the infinite mystery of love and light, taking the reader on a journey encompassing surrealism, sonnets, haiku and many other poetic forms. It was a labour of deep inspiration, that will hopefullly nudge other writers to forge new paths in their creative endeavours.

Like Jude’s five previous books, this volume was written solely on her cell phone.



Meet Jude at Coming Events

  • Book launch for The Flaw, at the Canadian Music Centre BC on November 6 at 3:30-5pm.

  • Jude read from Naxos Greece on Saturday September 17 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pm. PDT time. The event included Jude Neale, reading from The River Answers (Ekstasis Editions) | Shani Mootoo, Cane Fire (Book*Hug Press) | Alan Hill, In the Blood (Caitlin Press), all speaking from different places on Earth.
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  • The Bowen Island launch for Inside the Pearl was on October 1, 2021, 7:30pm, at the Hearth Gallery.
  • Guernica launched on Zoom Sep 12, 2021 - 12:30 Pacific
  • Launch at Joy Kogawa House, Vancouver on September 19, 2021 at 4pm. Jude read several poems from the book with photographs.
  • Jude will facilitated a workshop on Sunday, August 8: "Impromptu, Poetry Writing from 1-2pm on Bowen Island. Register
  • In the afternoon, Jude read from A Blooming, Impromptu, The River Answers and The Flaw, from between 2:30 and 5pm on Bowen Island. She was one of several Bowen writers performing at that time. More Info

Jude Reads Poetry