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South Auckland Poets Collective exhibition: The first 10 years

Saturday 23 February - Saturday 6 April Free

Works by poets from the renowned South Auckland Poets Collective (SAPC) are on show for the first time, alongside ephemera, interviews, and recordings.

Group photo of members of the South Auckland Poets Collective

​Photo credit: Dhyana Muir

Visit Māngere Arts Centre for unique insights into this compelling literary and performance movement and the 36 poets that have come through SAPC over the past decade.


Experience an eclectic array of stories, experiences and personal truths. The group officially formed in 2008 and works by co-founders Grace Taylor, Ramon Narayan, and Daren Kamali feature in the gallery spaces, alongside a suite of work by 32 other poets.


The collective uses spoken word, written and slam poetry as tools for positive social change. Within this collective are national and international poetry slam finalists, award-winning published poets, performers, and champions.


The exhibition runs from 23 February to Saturday 6 April.


Listen to South Auckland Poets Collective co-founders Ramon Narayan and Grace Taylor talk to exhibition curator Sharon Smith about SAPC: The first 10 years on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud channel.



Group photo of members of the South Auckland Poets Collective

​Photo credit: Dhyana Muir

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