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This is not poetry…This is Slammin!...

Carrie Rudzinski
Kenneth Arkind


This is not poetry…This is Slammin!...


Poetry Slam Champs from the U.S.A

are coming to Auckland

August 21st only at

The Library Bar!


It’s all about Poetry over the next couple of months and Printable Reality is getting in to the poetry spirit with a “slammin” new event aimed at bridging the gap between the world of poetics and its social awareness in NZ.


Directional Poetics” is a new initiative from Printable Reality where international prose and the poetically malnourished literary artists of NZ collide for an evening of award-winning poetry, international networking and creative intensity.


The first “D.P.” event will be held on August 21st ,6pm at The Library Bar featuring poets, for the 1st time in NZ, all the way from the U.S.A.


These two special guests are not to be missed:


Kenneth Arkind


"If passion is honesty in art, then Arkind is George Washington in the orchard."

-­ Westword Magazine


National Poetry Slam Champion, Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion and full time touring artist who has performed his work in 48 states, Hawaii, Canada and at over 200 colleges and universities.


He has been featured on HBO, CBS, NBC and Borders Books Open Door Poetry series alongside former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.


A regular fixture in the Denver, Colarado music scene, he has opened for acts like Ani Difranco and is the only poet signed to Hot Congress Records.


His work has been published in numerous literary anthologies and journals across America and the University of Washington's 2010 Common Book “You Are Never Where You Are” alongside Pulitzer Prize Winners Yusef omunyaka and Philip Levine.


His first collection of poetry "I know why Georgia Turner waited by the train tracks" will be available summer of 2011 from Penmanship Books.


Carrie Rudzinski


"Carrie Rudzinski's ethereal voice flows through heartbreaking metaphors of rejection and loss. She speaks with the smooth, sensual rhythm of a jazz singer."The Boston Globe

Named “Best Female Poet” and “Best Of The Rest” at the 2008 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI), Carrie ranked 14th in the world at the Women Of The World Poetry Slam in Columbus Ohio this year.


Carrie is a founding member of the beloved Gringo Choir, a Boston-­based spoken word ensemble -, the Individual World Poetry Slam representative for Boston Cantab and a member of the Boston Cantab National Poetry Slam team.


She has been published twice in the online magazine Muzzle and had her first collection of poetry, “A History Of Silence” published by Bicycle Comics in 2010.


These two poetry powerhouses will be joined by some of our own home-grown talent and held in the coziest bar in town offering light snacks and good wine.


Tickets through eventfinder 5$

10$ on the door


Join your host Michelle Bolton at 6pm on Sunday August 21st, for a night that will linger in your thoughts, long after you’ve seen the show.


For more info contact




Further information: 
Directional Poetics is hosting two of America's finest performance poets on Sunday 21 August at The Library Bar, Viaduct, Auckland.
Directional Poetics -Auckland's Local - International Spoken Word Event

More than just a “live literature event”. It is an initiative from Printable Reality where NZ and international prose, poetry and spoken word literary artists shower the audience in an evening of creative intensity from award-winning performers.


Printable Reality is an organisation committed to raising the profile of the spoken word and poetry in New Zealand.
...experience poetry differently...
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Printable Reality

16 Aug 2011