Ben Fagan (Pākehā) is a spoken word poet and producer from Te Matau-a-Māui & Te Whanganui-a-Tara. He has shared his work across the UK, USA and NZ, including writing and performing two poetry shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His debut collection Some Traveller was published in the UK in 2017, then in 2018 he co-founded Motif Poetry | Ruri Tūtohu, a kiwi poetry company. Ben previously worked for Apples and Snakes, England’s leading spoken word poetry organisation, and is part of the team behind the annual New Zealand Poetry Slam and the National Youth Drama School. He is a guest curator of Verb Writers Festival 2019.