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Poems for Challenging Times 8

Another David Whyte poem this week, and a long, stretchy one at that! Current circumstances can tempt us to stay inside ourselves; the challenge is to go beyond ourselves (it only needs to be a little way at a time). Refuse that call for too long and we end up beside ourselves. The road-image of […]

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Poems for Challenging Times 4

This week’s poem is one newly-written and  just received from a friend, Jerry Gilpin. As well as reading it below, you can hear Jerry read it with an accompanying film created by his son Matthew, here ‘Gratitude’  focusses on one moment unique to our times, stays with it to observe it closely and dig a […]

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  • About Julia


    From writing stories for my younger brother, to penning poems for the School Magazine and filling a growing pile of personal journals, the written word has always been part of my life’s journey.

    I started out as an English Teacher and subsequently retrained as a Counsellor. I have counselled in a GP Surgery and worked with various Employee Assistance Schemes and Charitable Trusts alongside seeing private clients.

    Although I have done some freelance journalism and written four non-fiction books, creative writing has become my main focus in recent years.

    My poems have appeared online on sites including Amaryllis, Silver Birch Press, Clear Poetry, Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis, Riggwelter and Ink,Sweat and Tears. I have been published in Curlew and Bucks Mill Magazine, and anthologised in Our Hearts Still Sing. My first poetry collection, Chester City Walls, came out in 2015.

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