Pain and Renewal, A Poetry Anthology, Edited by Brian Geiger, of the Vita Brevis Magazine. An Article by Ivor Steven

To the Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine and Brian Geiger(Editor), I thank you for including my poem, and I am honoured to appear among so many accomplished writers.

Ranked #1 Best Selling New Poetry Anthology

#1 Bestselling New Poetry Anthology, Pain & Renewal features a collection of incredible voices — from Pulitzer & Pushcart prize winners to brand new poets, it’s filled with moving poetry about the highs and lows of the human experience. From love and loss to death and redemption — and beyond.”There are as many forms of pain as there are paths to renewal, and I can think of no better way to explore this than through collected stories of people from around the world. In the same way the broader themes of a good book are not conveyed in one line but through many small and dispersed instances, the broader truths of pain and renewal bare their patterns when the struggles and victories of the individual are placed alongside those of the many. Read from cover to cover, I believe many of these patterns can be found in this anthology.” – Brian Geiger (Editor)

You can get the digital version here, if you want to read it on your computer, phone, tablet, or Kindle device.

And you can get the print version here, if you’re the bookish type.



Ivor Steven (c)  Jan 2020



Anthology: Faery Footprints

Faery Footprints 

A Multiple Author Anthology by Fae Corps Publishing 

 BY: Phillip ScottPallaviPali RajNkNikki MarroneNicholas J GrinderMolly HoganMegha SoodLinda CrateIvor StevenGary S RosinEugenia HoffmanDancing Heart DesignsAndrew McDowellCynthia PilcherMichael J, WaltersDeedra NicholePatricia HarrisSerena Mossgraves 

Poetry published in the anthology “Faery Footprints” by the Fae Corps Publishing


I’m very proud to see five of my poems, being published in the pages of the anthology curated by Patricia Harris and Cindy Pilcher of the Fae Corps Publishing Press.

Faery Footprints is an anthology of indie artists, poets, and authors meant to show off the talent inherent in the Indie Community.

For readers who would like purchase a copy, please click on link below …





“Dreams Of The Heart”, Published On SpillWords…..

Dear readers, I’m pleased to announce, that my poem “Dreams Of The Heart’, has been published by,  SpillWords Magazine, and a sincere thank you goes to Dagmara . K, and the Editing Department at SpillWords for their kind consideration of my poem. As most of my readers may know, it’s now nine months  since I suffered another stroke, and I’m feeling humbly proud, that I’ve been able to come back to writing again, and be rewarded with having my words published……… A big heartfelt thanks to all of my followers, supporters and friends, here on WordPress…… ((Hugs)) to you all…..

Dreams Of The Heart

written by: Ivor Steven

I cannot walk the continents
Like the intrepid Marco Polo
But my feet have felt the sands of time
Pass between my toes

To read more…… Please Click on this Link >>  and view my poem on the “SpillWords” magazine……..

In the Ivor tradition of posts/poems, the good news of course, deserves a song/music…. and who else would I choose, other than Leonard Cohen, and here I’m playing one of his most profound and poetic pieces, “Villanelle For Our Time” ………


Ivor Steven (c)  July 2019