Only the Fallen Can See

Only The Fallen Can SeeA remarkable book of poems which explore and chronicle the compelling journey of a mother struggling with bipolar disorder. These poems are held together by awful weight of mental illness, each one reflecting back another facet of a person struggling desperately to remain above water.

The poems are about love, even the fractured love you find when all you can do is sigh, yes. They are about unspeakable sadness and the way it infiltrates your innermost thoughts. And they are about hope. The hope that is fashioned out of pills and the touch of a loving hand linking to a life well lived.

This collection is for those who have tasted grief or grown small with despair’. It is sleeped in the realization that through suffering and joy we find our humanity.

Purchase online at Leaf Books

Videos: Jude reads her poems

“From Jude Neale’s enticing titles to her clarifying punch lines, her poems snag the reader back to savour her words again and again. Her delightful and unique images convey much of life through complex layers of meaning.”
– Bernice Lever “Never a Straight Line”, “Generation”

“These poems follow a fractured trajectory that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit against despair. Beautiful, poignant, raw and powerful, Jude’s poetry is of a woman unbroken by her illness.”
– Philip W. Long MD

“Thank you for bringing to attention this woman’s amazing work. She owns what she does in that her voice is truly one she fought for! Jude we all celebrate your work. You show that it is possible to make something beautiful form something difficult.”
– Bonnie Nish, Pandora’s Collective

 

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