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I like to throw my prose all over the show!


I am Wellington's 2x Slam Champion, having won the 2019 & 2020 Wellington regional finals!

In 2017 I placed second equal in the New Zealand National Slam competition and placed 4th in NZ in 2020.


Some recent past performances include :

  • Welcome to Nowhere, Whanganui, January 11th-12th

I was a performer in the poetry section of Eyegum Collective’s Annual Festival of Music, Art, Poetry, and Comedy.

  • Poetry in Motion : Cable Car Edition, February 20th

I was commissioned through Poetry in Motion and Museums Wellington to give Wellington Cable Car passengers an unforgettable poetry experience.

The Audience were treated to live spoken word performances on moving trams, then a 1hour performance in the Cable Car museum. 

  • Newtown Festival, Wellington, March 8th

I was honoured to perform two poems and be a part of the line up on the Newtown Community Centre Stage at New Zealand's largest free Street Festival. 

Tarns Hood Performance Poet Slam Poet

Tarns Hood first came onto Poetry in Motion's radar in 2015 becoming a regular on our open mic. She's since charged ahead and has twice placed at our Wellington Regional Poetry Slam finals (winning in 2019) and each time represented Wellington at the New Zealand National Poetry slam, placing 2nd in 2017. She's a regular at our monthly shows and was the feature performer at our first event in 2020.


Poetry in Motion regularly get asked to recommend performance poets for one-off events and festivals and Tarns is always near the top of our list. She is a prolific poet, with a large repertoire or performance pieces varying in topic and tone and is a joy to hear. She is always a strong stage presence and fierce performer and we're always happy to recommend her.’

Travis Cottreau – Poetry in Motion (PiM), Wellington

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