Listed in: Festival

Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand

Nelson Fringe Festival: The Word, The Reckoning & The Rose

Tuesday 19th March 2024

Poetry has the power to ignite our spirit, stir us to courage and give to love a depth unfathomed. The poet in society is the guardian of all things righteous, the herald of the inner reckoning; the poem is the world scrawled on subway walls. The Word, The Reckoning and The Rose brings together three Nelson poets with diverse styles..

Henry Ludbrook writes about his life as a young man on the road. Poems such as ‘Zen’ and ‘The Art of Apple Picking’ and ‘Honest Dirt’ illustrate his fresh, intimate approach to autobiography. Read Henry’s poems on his blog, River Deliver Me at http://hello-hcludbrook.tum...

Rose Michel von Dreger uses the landscape of the stars to paint the landscape of the heart. “Some poets write in solitude; I write in cafés for background noise – it keeps me from thinking too much." Rose was part of the Poets in the Schools programme in the US and taught poetry workshops in Takaka.

Mark Raffills has toured and performed throughout NZ including Waitaki and Nelson Arts Festivals, NZ and Nelson Fringe Festivals and Poetry Live. He has been a finalist in NZ Poetry Slams, and self-published three books of poems.

Genre: Poetry
Age Rating: PG



March 19


7:30pm - 8:30pm


Nelson & suburbs


Studio One
114 Hardy Street, enter via Refinery Artspace

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$16 +booking fee

Tickets from Ticketing Website


Additional Info

Official Website


> <