World Poetry Poetry Proudly Presents Jude Neale from Canada!

The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer, Anita Aguirre Nieveras and host/super tech, Israel Mota welcomed Jude Neale of Bowen Island to the radio show.
A great time was had by all even though there were a few tech difficulties.
Music by Jude Neale, Ariadne and Susan Cogan.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SHOW   (The show seems to have recording problems)

 

Jude Neale  Blue Gown

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 shortlist (UK), The Wenlock International Poetry Prize (UK), The RCLAS International short story and Poetry Competition (Canada) where she placed second in both categories. She was long listed for the  Canadian ReLit Award and the Pat Lowther Award for female writers for her book Only the Fallen Can See (Canada), shortlisted for Editor’s Choice, Hurricane Press (USA), she placed second in the prestigious 2014 Pandora’s Literary Collective Poetry Competition and recently was a finalist in The Magpie Poetry Competition. She  achieved honourable mention in the Royal City Short Story Competitionand and was recently shortlisted twice for The Magpie Poetry Award. She has justlaunched her third collection of poetry, A Quiet Coming of Light, A Poetic Memoir  (leaf press).

ICE FISHER

Perhaps, you are on a bench
in a park by a river

crying at the sight
of two lovers skating

as if
held aloft by some magical force

You’re a restless ghost tonight
I can’t find the way in to your secrets
and lacy white lies

They press like chloroform
over the mouth piece
of this little black phone

“He’s a Saint” say my friends
as they watch with lips parted

his hands slowly stroke
the supplicant cat

I miss you
I miss your hot breath
suspended like a lantern

between
my benevolent breasts

I miss you

I miss
your clutch of amazement
that untethered me here

to become a finger point
a sky full of oranges

my rusty Italian
broken into
a thousand different tongues

 Jude Neale (C)

Jude’s new book available on Amazon:

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