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

18 thoughts on “About”

    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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