Jumping Jules Poetry
Welcome to Jumping Jules Poetry. Home of poet Julie Stevens (Jumping Jules). Here you will find a selection of my poems that are honest, funny and moving. All written by myself. I hope you can relate to them. Jump in and have a look.
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My name is Julie Stevens, but I use the name Jumping Jules. I’ve had Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 30 years. I used to be a primary school 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 poems for both adults and children. I am thrilled they can relate to my poems and are finding them inspiring. My debut collection Quicksand was published in September 2020 by: www.hybriddreich.co.uk. Being disabled hasn’t stopped me from having fun. It just means I have to shine my light in a different way.
Brilliant review of Quicksand from poet Damien Donnelly. Click on image to read and go to my blog to find out more. I'm reading my poems on his podcast Eat The Storms
It's here! My chapbook Quicksand has been published. Go to my blog to find out what other's say. Quicksand is travelling: France, Germany, Ireland, USA, England......
Second place in the Dreich Chapbook Competition!!! Go to my blog to find out more
I'm delighted to tell you my poem If I Can't has won a competition!! Read the poem here and find out more about it on my blog!!
Go to my blog find out about my newspaper article in Cambridge News and read it here
So thrilled Brian Moses, children's poet, has asked me to be a guest poet on his blog.
Go to my blog to hear me read 'If I Can't' at open mic and find a link to Brian Moses' blog. So exciting!! Thank you Brian!!
Go to my blog to read about me being interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire!!!
Listen to my live show on Huntingdon Community Radio. More videos on my YouTube channel. Link above.
'This is sadly so true'
'This one always makes me laugh'
'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'