Ken Arkind


Executive Director, Denver Minor Disturbance Poetry Project

Poetry can?t necessarily change the world, but if you need something to help light the way - it?s a pretty decent match.

Ken Arkind is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion and full time touring artist who has performed his work in almost all of the Lower 48 states, Hawaii, Canada and at over 200 colleges and universities. With Panama Soweto he is one half of The Dynamic Duo, the nations most highly sought-after Spoken Word act. He has been featured in the documentaries SPIT!, Slamplanet, as well as Open Door Poetry series alongside former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.



Sunday, October 09

CIW Talk: Poetry

Perhaps the most characteristic to the definition of poetry is its unwillingness to truly be defined. Acclaimed poets and writers explore the... read more
Speakers: Agustina Woodgate, Ken Arkind, Tony Hoagland, Mary Zimmerman, J. Patrick Lewis, Elizabeth Taylor
Poetry Foundation 61 West Superior Street

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