Ken Arkind

Ken Arkind is a National Poetry Slam Champion and full time touring artist who has performed his work in almost all of the Lower 48, Hawaii and Canada. With Panama Soweto he is one half of The Dynamic Duo, The nations most highly booked Spoken Word act for the past 2 years. He has been featured in The Documentaries SPIT!, Slamplanet, CBS, NBC and's Open Door Poetry series alongside U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. He was a member of the highly influential Spilljoy Ensemble tour, a collection of The country's premiere young Spoken Word Artists including Danny Sherrard, Jon Sands and Shira Erlichman and is currently the Project Coordinator for The Denver Minor Disturbance Youth Poetry Slam, a workshop and reading series that works with Denver youth poets between the ages of 13 and 19 throughout the Metro area. A regular fixture in The Denver Music Scene he has opened for acts like The Flobots, Gil Scott Heron, Devotchka, Sage Francis, Cloud Cult, Pulitzer Prize Winner Yusef Komunyaka and NPR's Amy Goodman. His work has been published in numerous literary anthologies and Journals across the country and he has been arrested for being loud on several occasions.

"I do not know another writer with more talent, guts and integrity. No one in the spoken word scene has more consistently rocked me back to the drawing board, if we could bottle the hallelujah on the inside of this guy's windpipe there'd be more believers in poetry than there are in Jesus, who coincidently was the last hairy guy to talk this good."

- Andrea Gibson, World Of Women's National Poetry Slam Champ, Author of "Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns".