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

  • 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.

  • 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

Jude Reads Poetry