About

Hi, I’m Ivor, a nearly retired plumber, and I dabble in writing poetry. I’ve had a few poems {not books) published, and for me that’s nice. I started writing about 20 years ago. Then most of my works were kept private in my desk draws. My wife suffered from severe MS and I was her primary carer. Basically my writings were about her, and our trials and tribulations over the 30 years of her illness. Sadly Carole passed 5 years ago and I’ve gradually become more public with my poems and in June 2017 I decided to start a blog site. After 6 month’s of bumbling around on my computer, I think 🤔 I’m finally getting the hang of it. I hope you enjoy my humble writings, and live in Geelong, Australia.

Author’s Statement And Bio

During my younger years I was not a literary person, and I only started writing poetry eighteen years ago. Originally educated as an Industrial Chemist, but then in my late twenties I undertook a Plumbing Apprenticeship with my father, who was sick at the time, and thus helped him run his Plumbing Business. Life was going fine until I was in my early thirties, when my wife contracted severe MS, and my life changed completely. I became a full-time carer, and a part-time plumber.

When I was forty-nine I suffered a semi-severe Stroke, and as well as associated physical difficulties, my reading, writing and speech were affected too. That’s when I took up writing poetry, to assist myself to therapeutically regain my damaged abilities, and as a self-help relief for my ongoing anxieties and depression. Throughout all this, I was still a carer for my wife, and she subsequently became the subject of most of my writings.

I’ve poems published in, “Melpomene”, Geelong Writer’s Annual Anthology 2017 and online magazines such as “The Drabble”, “Poetry
Festival”, “Vita Brevis”, and “Slasher Monster Magazine”.

Ivor R Steven

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    1. Thank you for following my blog/website, muchly appreciated, I hope you enjoy reading my humble writings, and I’m from Geelong, Australia Cheers. Ivor 🌏

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  1. Hi, I just joined wordpress and happened to stumble upon one of your posts looking for literary blogposts. On a whim, I commented on one of your quote posts and after checking out your personal blog I just wanted to say that your poetry is beautiful and stories within are touching and important. I’m glad you share. All the best,
    x Jessie Lee

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    1. Hi Jessica, I’m from Geelong, Australia, and I hope you enjoy reading my humble writings. As you’re a new blogger, I’ll just give you a tip. Most fellow bloggers like to look at your “about” profile ☺️so I suggest you update your site, but don’t worry we all bumble our way around WP to start with. As you know, it’s a snowball thing, and lots of give in comments, and your comment here, is a good start, 🙄 I’d be happy to help you,, and give you some blog sites to to have a look at 🙄

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  2. Hello Ivor,
    What a wonderful “about” you have in your blog. I am so sorry about your wife, I lost a favorite first cousin to MS and my granddaughter’s father was just diagnosed. Health does not only fall upon the elderly any longer. I had been a closet writer for many years and became semi-serious after my divorce. Tragedy can fertilize that small seed of creativity, and then when I retired in 2004 I put my life into writing. I built my genre around depression, divorcé and the death of a daughter. I wish you well in your writing, don’t stop, I found your writing to be one that can invoke emotion in its reader. E.

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  3. Ivor you have an amazing ‘about’ story, condolences on the passing of your wife. At the age of 28 with two kids, I gave up my job to help my mom take care of my gran who was suffering from Alzheimer’s, it’s was a big job and also difficult seeing a family your member slip away. Bless your heart for being there for your wife! You have found a wonderful outlet through your writings, to heal your mind and soul.

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