Poetry

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

 

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

Jude Reads Poetry