An award-winning journalist, educator and writer, kEnnrodríguez has been called “one of the most honest, down-to-earth performance poets in the region, if not the nation” by the Austin Chronicle. In 2005 he coached and performed with the National Poetry Slam championship team from Albuquerque, N.M. A former heavy metal drummer and Sunday school dropout, Kenn has been honored for his work with young writers and has also been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including “Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Poetry” (Manic D Press) and has featured numerous festivals and venues across the country, including the SXSW Music Conference. Most recently he was included in the documentary film "Committing Poetry in Times of War" about fired Rio Rancho teacher Bill Nevins. He currently lives in Albuquerque, N.M. For more on Kenn, go to his website: http://geocities.com/spokenn.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
The abundance of New Mexican food, Winning Coffee Co., tricklock Company, Nat. hispanic Cultural Center, the Sandias, the Frontier, Lotaburger, the sky and sunsets, North 4th Art Center, driving thru the South Valley and down Central, the Duck Pond, the Bosque.
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Che Guevarra: A Revolutionary Life, The Autobiography of Malcom X, Occupied America: A History of Chicanos, Devil's Hatband, People's History of the United States, Indian Killer, Neverwhere, Aloud: Spoken word from the Nuyorican Café, Spoken Word Revolution, Catch A Fire: The Life of Bob Marley, Hit Men, Lords of Chaos, Borderlands/La Frontera, The Stand, Leave My Heart at Wounded Knee, etc.
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