Jumping Jules Poetry

Welcome to Jumping Jules Poetry. Home of poet Julie Stevens. Here you will find a selection of my poems that are honest, funny and moving. I hope you can relate to them. Jump in and have a look.

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About Me

I’ve had Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for over 30 years. I used to be a teacher and was a successful athlete. Nowadays, my MS has progressed so much, I use sticks, wheelchair or mobility scooter to move around. I love writing poetry and my poems tend to reflect the impact MS has on my life, as well as other topics close to my heart. I write for both adults and children. I am thrilled they can relate to my poems and are finding them inspiring. My debut chapbook Quicksand was published in September 2020 by Dreich and my winning Stickleback micro pamphlet Balancing Act in June 2021 by the Hedgehog Poetry Press. I donate all proceeds to the MS Trust charity. Being disabled hasn’t stopped me from having fun. It just means I have to shine my light in a different way.

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Exciting News

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Would love it if you read my story on the MS Trust website. Click image

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My winning Stickleback micro pamphlet, Balancing Act, with Hedgehog Poetry Press. Links to buy on Book Shop. All proceeds to the MS Trust. Read more on blog

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My chapbook Quicksand (Dreich 2020)

Links to buy on Book Shop. All proceeds to the MS Trust

Brilliant review of Quicksand from poet Damien Donnelly. Click image to read and go to my blog to find out more. I'm reading my poems on his podcast Eat The Storms

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Second place in the Dreich Chapbook Competition with Quicksand! More on blog

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I'm delighted to tell you my poem If I Can't has won a competition!! More on blog

 
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Go to my blog find out about my newspaper article in Cambridge News and read it here

 
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So thrilled Brian Moses has asked me to be a guest poet on his blog

 Reviews

'This is sadly so true'

'This one always makes me laugh'

'Very moving'

'Your poems share your struggles but also your triumphs with honesty and humour'

'It's a terrifically powerful poem''

'Your poetry is brilliant'

'I absolutely love this poem'

'Heartfelt words, beautifully put'