Date(s) - 13/02/2023 - 17/02/2023
Continuing a popular initiative begun by Waterford Healing Arts Trust early in the pandemic, poet Stephen James Smith, has curated an eclectic selection of poems to give us a daily lift. A new poem will be shared each day with the University Hospital Waterford (UHW) community via patient meal trays and staff emails, and the wider Well Festival audience through Waterford Libraries and online.
Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright who has been central to the rise of the Irish spoken word scene. His poetry videos have amassed over 3 million views online and include My Ireland, a short poetry film commissioned by St Patrick’s Festival, Dublin You Are and We Must Create. Stephen’s published and recorded work includes Fear Not (2018), Here Now (2020) and his 2022 CD See No Evil. Stephen has performed at top venues and events nationally and internationally.
www.stephenjamessmith.com and @sjswords
Today’s poem is ‘Camán/Hurley’ by Paul Casey
Thursday’s poem is ‘Bog Medicine‘ by Annemarie Ní Churreáin
Wednesday’s poem is ‘Seed‘ by Paula Meehan
Tuesday’s poem is ‘My Wife Thinks I’m at a Poetry Reading’ by Phil Lynch
Monday’s poem is ‘Amber’ by Eavan Boland.
Curated and read by Stephen James Smith @SJSwords
Graphic design by Alina O’Shaughnessy
Video edit by DGM Photographic www.dgmphotographic.com
Recording and soundscape produced by Gavin Glass at Orphan Recording Studios, Wexford