Poetry Shelf noticeboard: Long Distance Phone Calls



Campfire stories in colossal scale. Intimacy against grand backdrops. Poetry connects us through time, history, scale and location.

Get up close and far with Auckland’s best writers and performers in the one night only show Long Distance Phone Calls. Programmed by Vanessa Crofskey and MC’d by Grace Taylor (Full Broken Bloom, Afakasi Speaks), this unique evening features talent such as Manu Vaea (FAFSWAG), Kyla Dela Cruz (Mouth:Tongue:Teeth), Stevie Davis-Tana (South Auckland Poet’s Collective), Phodiso Dintwe (Rising Voices), the girls of Ngā Hinepūkōrero (Word – The Frontline Interschool Slam Champions 2018) and renowned performance poet Carrie Rudzinski exploring belonging and connection.


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