Jude Neale leaves an incandescent path to follow in her intriguing imagery and mysterious narratives.
Jude Neale was shortlisted for the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize (Ireland), The International Poetic Republic Poetry Prize (U.K),The Mary Chalmers Smith Poetry Prize (UK), The Wenlock International Poetry Prize(UK), The Royal City short story and poem contest where she placed second in both categories. She was nominated for the Canadian ReLit Award and the Pat Lowther Award for her book ‘Only the Fallen Can See’.
Her latest book , A Quiet Coming of Light, A Poetic Memoir talks of wisdom and fraility, hope as signified by those ‘bright copper pennies dropped from the sun.’
“Jude’s landscape is of the heart yet she manages to devote an entire section in her book to love without sense of bathos or sentimentality.”
Her poems are about surviving childhood, family relationships, the complexities of loss or relief that are felt when love leaves only a tracing of beautiful silver scars.