Stephen James Smith: Step by Step

Dublin poet, playwright and festival friend Stephen James Smith has been commissioned by St. Patrick's Festival to write a new poem 'Step by Step'. He is a leading force to the vibrant and powerful spoken word scene in Ireland.

St. Patrick’s Festival is delighted to welcome back Dublin poet, playwright and festival friend Stephen James Smith who has written this stunning new poem especially for St. Patrick’s Festival 2021. He is a leading force to the vibrant and powerful spoken word scene in Ireland.

Step By Step: An exciting commissioned poem written by Stephen James Smith will see 32 young from all corners of Ireland read a line from their home county for this beautifully written poem. Step By Step is a celebration of our 32 counties and our youth of today.

Stephen James Smith has been conducting poetry workshops in secondary schools and community groups across Ireland for many years. To date, his poetry videos have amassed over 3 million views online. He has performed his poetry all over the world and collaborated with stellar Irish musicians including Conor O’Brien (Villagers), Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Loah, Saint Sister, Eithne Ní Chatháin (aka Inni-K) and Ye Vagabonds.

Commissioned by St. Patrick’s Festival.