Poet. Performer. Educator.
Carrie Rudzinski (she/her) is a poet, published author, and teaching artist who ranked 4th in the world at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Featured in Bustle, HuffPost, and Teen Vogue, she has performed her work over the past 17 years in 6 countries and across the United States. In 2019, she won the Pussy Riot award at the Auckland Fringe Festival and received a standing ovation at the 10th annual Tedx in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her poems have been published in Landfall, The Spinoff, Stasis Journal, University of California Press, Learn Than Burn, We Will Be Shelter, Catalyst, and Muzzle. She has lectured in Creative Writing and Performing Arts at California State University Northridge, Manukau Institute of Technology and Unitec. Alongside Olivia Hall, Rudzinski is the co-creator of two successful feminist poetry shows: How We Survive, which toured in 2019, and Hysterical, which won the 2022 Auckland Fringe Award for Outstanding Performance Poetry.