Michael Rudd

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Michael Rudd is a New Zealand performance poet. He won a number of poetry slams during the time he spent living in Australia, and was a finalist in the Poetry Olympics.[1]

Michael Rudd is also a prolific poetry-events organiser having established numerous poetry reading and open mic nights over the years, around Auckland in NZ and in Melbourne and Sydney in Australia.[2]

He is well known for his role in MCing the Going West Poetry Slam, which has been running annually in West Auckland since 2004.


  1. ^ New Zealand Poetry - Michael Rudd - Biography Archived February 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Annual Going West Poetry Slam" (PDF). Waitakere City Council. Retrieved January 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)