Known for his delicate and intimate voice, Steven has been praised for creating evocative and emotive poetry about difficult subjects. His particular focus is on amplifying LGBTQIA voices and bringing a queer perspective to the scene.

The Story So Far

Steven began writing poetry at a young age. In 2016 he rose to prominence on the Wakefield poetry scene after joining the Black Horse Poets. He later took part in the Pandemonium Poets scheme at the monthly Unity Words event held by the nationally recognised Firm of Poets.

Having impressed the organisers he was invited back as part of the Unity Words Mentee scheme, which gives poets a chance to learn from the organisers the ins-and-outs of the performance poetry world. Steve’s mentor is Matt Abbott, whose work on the poetry scene is highly acclaimed.

Steven has since headlined at Cafe Lux in Leeds and Snap Arts in Wakefield, has supported Matt Abbott for his five-star show “Two Little Ducks” at 7Arts, Leeds, and is a founding member of Truth Be Told, a new Wakefield poetry collective praised for its inclusive and innovative take on spoken word nights.

Steven is also the winner of the 2016 Wakefield Word/Black Horse Poets Writer of the Year award.


Steven is available for booking. Please contact:

Dina N. Martinez
Manager & Career Strategist 
(312) 772-6318