Named “Best Female Poet” and “Best of The Rest” at her first national poetry competition in 2008, Carrie Rudzinski is a full time performance poet who has performed her work across the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and India. She was born at the Cantab Lounge in early September 2005 when her Poetry As Performance class at Emerson College brought her to the Boston Poetry Slam and changed her life.
Ranked 7th in the world at the 2013 Individual World Poetry Slam, Carrie also took 2nd place at the coveted National Underground Individual Competition (NUPIC) at the National Poetry Slam in 2011, where poets are judged by an audience of their peers. After representing Boston’s Cantab Lounge at the 2010 Individual World Poetry Slam and twice at the National Poetry Slam (2010/2011), she ranked 14th in the world at the 2011 Women of The World Poetry Slam. Carrie again placed in the Top 20 when she represented Denver’s Mercury Cafe at WOWPS 2013.
Her work has been published in such collections as Words Dance, Muzzle, OnMag, and Alight. She has released three poetry books: A History Of Silence (Bicycle Comics, 2010), The Endless Return Home (2012), and The Shotgun Speaks (2013), which last available on Amazon. She may be contacted for bookings by email and via Facebook.