The Anthropocene Hymnal: Publication Date announced!

Anthropocene Hymnal

Save the date! The Anthropocene Hymnal is expected to release on July 24th, 2021. The Anthropocene Hymnal is an upcoming anthology about the different impacts of climate crisis and the global pandemic as written through the perspective of many different poets and writers (including myself). Ingrid Wilson is the author and editor behind this anthology. The cover art is by Kerfe Roig.

Purchasing Options

The paperback will be available through Amazon initially (with the possibility of expanded distribution at a later date). The Kindle e-book will be available from Amazon, but I will also be selling my own version of the e-book right here on this site. Payment for downloads purchased in this way will be via donation to WWF.

I am not allowed to market the anthology as a charity book as I have no official affiliation with WWF, but I will be donating all of the royalties I receive to them. I have set up a fundraising page, so you can track donations and see just how The Anthropocene Hymnal is raising money to help the planet whilst raising awareness of the existential issues we face.

Please stay tuned for updates on fundraising, sales outlets and contributors, which I will publish in the run-up to the launch date of 24 July.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to, or shown an interest in, this project. I very much look forward to bringing it to fruition!


Ivor Steven .. July 2021

The Vita Brevis Anthology is Out

The Anthology is Out!

I’m feeling very honoured and proud to have to my poem “Where’s That Dream” published by Vita Brevis in their annual anthology, and thank you to the editor Brian Geiger, for accepting my submission.

The second Vita Brevis anthology is officially out!

I can’t thank the community enough. Whether you’re a poet whose work is featured in the new collection, a Vita Brevis regular, or a reader, you’ll find something to love.

As you all know, these anthologies keep the lights on for Vita Brevis! Thanks for making this a reality, and congratulations to all poets who made it in.

Let’s make this another bestseller!

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Ivor Steven (c) April 2021

Heart Beats Anthology, Live Readings

I have three of my poems in the “Heart Beats” anthology, which was diligently edited by Lisa Tomey and published via her magazine site “Prolific Pulse” … and tomorrow I’ll be reciting my poems, along with the other fabulous authors, on a Live show that you are invite to attend…

All are invited to attend. 

Poetry Reading by Contributors to Heart Beats Anthology of Poetry

Saturday, Apr 10, 2021, 7:00 PM

Online event

8 Poetry Lovers Attending

We want to celebrate the publishing of Heart Beats Anthology of Poetry. Come celebrate with us as the contributors read their beautiful contributions to this anthology.

Check out this Meetup →

 your attendance via Meetup, an online platform that makes it easy for community to gather in one place for an event.

If you miss the live reading or cannot attend, Lisa will be posting a recording of it to her Prolific Pulse Youtube Channel.

I will be attending the Saturday evening session… 7.00 pm EST… or in Australia on Sunday morning at .. 9.00 pm…

Ivor Steven (c) April 2021

Heart Beats. Anthology of Poetry

Announcing: Heart Beats Anthology of Poetry  Coming Soon


Designed for Poetry and Poets

Prolific Pulse Press LLC is an author-friendly Publisher. We are passionate about helping writers from all walks of life reach their creative dreams and achieve literary success.

Thank you to Lisa Tomey, of ‘Prolific Pulse’ for publishing this wonderful anthology of love and happiness, and I am thrilled to have 3 of my poems included in the “Heart Beats” anthology, … Clear Blue Jar (above photo), Downhill Run, and, A Festival

Heart Beats is an anthology of poetry about the various aspects of what makes us tick or makes a heart-beat. This is about love, life, happiness, anything that makes life more joyful or tolerable.​

Let’s face it. These are tough times and there have been many events in 2020 which have many of us shaking our heads. People who were once friends have gone their separate ways. Some are soul searching, examining life more closely as time has leant more for this.

Heart Beats is about working through and maybe even overcoming these challenges. It is about what brings smiles to our faces or, at least, in our hearts. Heart Beats is about life, ups and down and in-betweens and how different points of view merge into one beautiful collection of poetic works.

​Inviting poets from the world to participate, made this project even more meaningful. We are a world of people and the poetry community has become more culturally diverse. This is largely due to the pandemic as people are interacting virtually more than before.” – Lisa Tomey

Ivor Steven (c) March 2021

Tower to Heaven

Fae Dreams by Fae Corps Publishing, Andrew McDowell, Anthony Webster, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (

Today I am presenting one of my poems from the “Fae Dreams” Anthology, also published by Fae Corps Publishing, last October. However, ‘Tower to Heaven’ did not make the final cut to my new book “Tullawalla”….

My new book “Tullawalla”, is due to be released on 30th March, and for preorder, here are the links

Barnes and Noble..  Tullawalla by Ivor Steven, Kerri Costello, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® ( 

Amazon.. Tullawalla eBook: Steven, Ivor, Costello, Kerri, Harris, patricia: Books

Tower to Heaven

I remember the day

Like it was yesterday

A cold morning, ten o’clock

I, a shadow in the paddock

Standing beside a giant pylon

I looked up to heaven

Straight up the tower

The tower of power

Crosses of galvanized iron

Shiny under the winter sun

Wind whistling through its huge steel web

Howling like Hades walking dead

And demons screaming in my head

My spirit begun climbing the spire

Clambering higher and higher

Up the pyramid of life’s wires

Desperate, I grasp at my ultimate desire

A visionary mission before I die

To embrace a piece of my angels’ sky

Ivor Steven (c) March 2021

Issue I: available for download

Issue I: hebe (the fountain of youth) is now available for download!

Get your copy of our first issue here.

Our issues are free to download but if you wish to donate in receipt of your copy, you can use the Donate page. Currently, donations are used to pay for the domain and for the editor’s time and work.

I am pleased to share the first issue of Free Verse Revolution: A literary magazine
My poem ‘Lost Within Uluru’s Dreams-time Chasms’ is on page 51, of this fascinating anthology, a collection of intriguing poems that are well worth reading…

Ivor Steven (c) March 2021

Fae Dreams, The Anthology

The new Anthology, Fae Dreams, which contains “6” of my poems, is now available for pre-order, via the attached Amazon links below… >>

Amazon Australia:

Amazon America:

Ivor Steven (c) Nov 2020

Nightmare Whispers

The Anthology series “Nightmare Whispers, Vols, I, II, & III” is out now, and I have 3 poems in “Vol I, The Darkness Within”, and 1 poem in “Vol III, What Remains”.. Here is the Amazon purchase links >> 

Ivor Steven (c) Nov 2020..

Nightmare Whispers: Book Launch

One day to go for the official Nightmare Whispers Anotologies Vols I, II, & III launch…

Here’s the link to Vol I
Here’s the link to Vol III

And come join us at the Party Room….

Ivor Steven (c) October 2020

Nightmare Whispers Vols I, II & III

Here’s the link to Vol I
Here’s the link to Vol III

link to the collection

Available now at your favorite digital store!The Collection by Fae Corps Publishing, Andrew McDowell, Arianna Sebo, Austen Miles, BF Vega, Brittany MacDonald, Charles Kelley, Deedra Nichole, Edward Ahern, Gary Wosk, Ivor Steven, J. Benjamin Sanders Jr, Jenean McBrearty, John Grey, K. T. Seto, Lily M. Snow, Kari Leigh Sanders, Michael Guzman, Robert Beveridge, Paul O’Neill, Raz T. Slasher, Rose J Fairchild, Steven McQuiggan, Serena Mossgraves, Thomas Sturgeon Jr, Tish MacWebber, Valkyrie Howard, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Z.L. A., Lisa Poff (31 kB)

link to the collection