Memoirs of Ivor Steven

A big thank you to Barbara Leonhard, for her excellent ‘podcast’, and I must say I became quite emotional, it was both fascinating and very moving to hear my poems being narrated by Barbara.

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I have uploaded an episode featuring Ivor Steven to my poetry podcast, Poetry: The Memoir of the Soul. You can access it here.

In this episode, I feature the memoirs of Ivor Steven, who writes of his loss of his wife to Multiple Sclerosis. His poems reveal raw and touching grief.

Ivor Stevenformerly worked as anindustrial chemist and a plumber. He is now retired. He has had numerous poems published in on-line magazines such as Vita Brevis, Spillwords, Drabble, Wolff Poetry Journal, Festival of Poetry, Slasher Monster Magazine, and Fae Corps Publishing. Recently he was appointed to the “Go Dog Go Café” magazine’s website teamof Baristas. He is also an active member of the Geelong Writers Inc. and many of his poems are published in their anthologies. He started writing 19 years ago to help with his recovery from a stroke. During this time, and for the 30 years…

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

35 thoughts on “Memoirs of Ivor Steven”

      1. I actually got guite emotional, as the theme of the podcast is, ‘Grief and Healing, and read out 3 of very heartfelt poems… plenty of tissues.. 😂😅📖

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  1. Ivor, Congratulations on this podcast. I enjoyed listening to your poems being read and Barbara telling a little bit about you and your accomplishments and your volunteer work. I thought it was quite impressive. I think it must have lifted quite a few spirits in these difficult times.

    Thank you, Ivor, for this uplifting post. Take care! ❤ Cheryl

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, and yes Barbara’s presentation was very impressive… and of course I cried all the way through, they are very emotions poems that she read out… 😂😊💓

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    1. Thank you dear Kate, it was quite an emotional and humbling experience, to have those 3 poems narrated for me…. and I could never recite them without breaking up…😂 …….xxx

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  2. OH MY GOSH! This is SO wonderful! 🙂
    How kind of your friend Barbara to honor you, your writing, and Carole!
    Before I even listened, I got the tissues ready, because I knew I would cry.
    I couldn’t leave a comment on the podcast, but I left one on Barbara’s WP blog. 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. Yes, the podcast was purely “oh wow”. and of course I had the tissues ready…. I knew the 3 poems 3 she was going to present…. and I was happy but babbling mess…. I was both emotional and humbled…. I’ve down loaded the broadcast, and shall treasure moment dearly.. ((Hugs))

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