Stephen is a Leitrim native living in Limerick with his family. A former All Ireland Slam Poetry Champion and European Slam Finalist, his live performances have seen him described as the highlight of the Electric Picnic in the Irish Times, as well as receiving standing ovations from venues ranging from the Abbey Theatre to the Round Room of the Mansion House, with many others in between.
His work has featured in the RTÉ documentary ‘A Rebel Act’, on TV3, Newstalk, and a host of online national and international media platforms. Videos of his poems have amassed millions of views online, and have led to him being invited to give public talks in an array of prestigious venues across Ireland and further afield, alongside leading professionals in the area of Mental Health.
He has performed to crowds in the tens of thousands on several occasions, perhaps most notably in April 2016 when he was invited to perform outside the GPO on O’Connell Street in Dublin, to mark the Citizens Centenary of the Easter Rising.
In 2016, his work was set to music in a collaboration called Mac Tíre, and in November of the same year President Michael D. Higgins sent him a hand-written letter, in which he described his work as; A precious contribution to our human condition, and joyful too in its possibilities envisaged.