Quicksand - Julie Stevens
An Instagram friend I’ve come to follow, Julie Stevens (@jumpingjulespoetry) is one of my favourite poets and I recently purchased her chapbook “Quicksand.” Julie has been living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for many years. It is difficult to imagine what a person with MS goes through as mobility is taken from them along with the freedom that goes along with it. Julie channels this experience into her poetry so that her readers can understand what a person thinks and feels from the onset and diagnosis, and then forward along the long journey ahead. She also explores some of her interactions with other people along the way - what they might say, how she might respond, and what she’s really thinking. While MS is a central theme, her work showcases, too, what a talented poet Julie is, along with her with and sense of humour, and the inspiration she shares.
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