Lewis Kenny

Lewis Kenny is a 23-year-old spoken word artist hailing from the north inner city of Dublin. His works draw on urban experience and youth culture, bringing to light social and economic situations that the youth of our day face.

He is a First Fortnight slam champion and is a regular performer on the Dublin and festival circuit, including headlining his own show at Electric Picnic entitled ‘OutStraight’. He is the founder of the Inter-Varsity Poetry Slam and IADT Poetry Society. He is the poet in residence for Bohemians football club. Has made numerous television and radio appearances including RTÉ One’s art show ‘The Works’, ‘Soccer Republic’, The John Murray Show and the Breakfast Republic. He has written and starred in several advertisement campaigns, such as Euro 2016, and has been a featured performer on BBC One’s Euro Football Show.  Has been a featured poet in many Irish newspapers and magazines including The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Evening Herald and Rabble. His video shot with RTE entitled ‘Cabra’ was featured in Zebra Poetry Film Festival 2014 in Berlin. His work has seen him share the stage with the likes of Saul Williams, Kate Tempest, and Akala to name a few.