Jude Cowan Montague

Jude C Montague (1982, English) is a poet, historian and songwriter who currently works as a media archivist for ITN Source. She graduated with a First and went on to study for a Masters in Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck College. This was followed by a PhD in Film History.

Her first collection of poetry, For the Messengers, contains poems written in response to news footage received from around the world during 2008. You can watch a video about the book here. Jude’s second collection, The Groodoyals of Terre Rouge, is based on the poet’s visit to a friend’s family in Port Louis, Mauritius. The pamphlet, which is filled with photographs, paintings and collages inspired by the same trip, was published in 2013. Her other poetry collections include The Wires, 2012 (2016) and The Originals (2017).

She is a broadcaster and curates and hosts The News Agents, a weekly hybrid news-arts show on Resonance 104.4 FM.

Jude was a student of the innovative jazz educator John Stevens at Community Music, and makes odd, expressive videos that can be found on her You Tube channel, ‘solarisqs’. She is also one half of the duo Foulkestone which performs traditional folk songs with electronic instrumentation. Jude has recently released an EP, ‘Winter Hill Sings’, a collection of short multi-tracked vocal works informed by folk singing and hill walking. (The accompanying PDF booklet includes new texts, poetry and artwork by Jude.)

She has an active presence on the Hall Writers’ Forum, and she has contributed to several of our Forum publications, as both writer and illustrator.

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