Stephen James Smith
Stephen James Smith is a writer from Dublin who now lives in Wexford Town, down in the Sunny South East.
In the links to the right you’ll find a long list of information relating to his: publications, discography, awards, grants, tours, artist residencies, professional memberships, screenings, reviews & quotes, television appearances, voiceovers, commissions & copywriting, translations, education and volunteering.
But in short, he’s a doer… writer, actor, collaborator, curator, coordinator, dancer, educator, event manager, facilitator, literary producer, performer and poet, in other words an artistic chancer!
“Passionate, witty, just plain great; this man’s voice hops right off the page.” – Roddy Doyle
“New Irish Poetry Urgently Needed… Stephen James Smith answers the call!” – Christy Moore
“Steve’s poems thrill me, don’t stop Steve. Steve don’t stop!” – Pat Ingoldsby
“Here are poems fuelled by the raw urgency of language leaping to meet the world.” – Paula Meehan
“Stephen James Smith ignores trends or fashions and writes his own poems about his world in his own original and inimitable way.” – Sarah Clancy
“In the midst of the toughness of his work, he also knows where to find the tender spot.” – Gerard Smyth
“His poems are crafted with care, with great skill, and most importantly, with love.” – Donal Ryan
“He knocks seven shades of shite out of all the usual ‘birds and bees, whey and cheese’ nonsense you find at poetry readings.” – Jinx Lennon