Alex Fusca performing ‘Conduits’ at The 2016 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, on December 2, 2016. Alex Fusca won The Peoples Choice Award.

Alex Fusca has no formal writing qualifications, although he did attend almost more than half of his year 11 equivalency classes. A qualified plumber that quit everything that even remotely resembled work to start performing comedy. He stumbled upon poetry shortly after he experienced an emotion too hard to write a joke about. After experiencing these emotions, Alex’s main focus in writing has been to gain a better understanding of his own and other peoples emotions through his poetry. His work has been described as “good as” by his mate Rory. Since he started performing his poetry he has won a basket full of craft beers and placed 1st in the Slamalamadingdong slam poetry competition.

Benjamin Solah

Benjamin Solah

Benjamin Solah is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, activist and the Director of Melbourne Spoken Word. He grew up in Western Sydney before calling Melbourne home in 2008, where he's performed since 2010 around Melbourne's regular spoken word and poetry nights including Passionate Tongues, The Dan Poets, Voices in the Attic and House of Bricks as well as the NGV and White Night. He's released a chapbook, broken bodies, and two spoken word albums, Duel Power with Santo Cazzati and The World Doesn't Make Sense EP.
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