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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 successful teacher and athlete. Nowadays, my MS has progressed so much, I use sticks, wheelchair or mobility scooter to move around. I love writing poetry and cover many themes, but often engage with the problems of disability. 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 by Dreich (2020) and my winning Stickleback micro pamphlet Balancing Act by The Hedgehog Poetry Press (2021). My latest book Step into the Dark was published in July 2023  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

My Highly Commended book

Step into the Dark was published

by the Hedgehog Poetry Press in July 2023. Available now at the Book Shop.

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I'm thrilled to have been awarded 'Children's Author of the Year 2022' from Huntingdon Community Radio HCRfm

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My winning Stickleback micro pamphlet, Balancing Act, with The Hedgehog Poetry Press. Link to download on Book Shop. 

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My chapbook Quicksand (Dreich 2020)

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

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

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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

In The Press
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I'm delighted to tell you my poem If I Can't is a winning poem in the Hidden Voices National Poetry Day competition 2019. More on blog.

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

News and Events
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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'

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