Arielle Cottingham performs ‘Irony’ at Melbourne Speaks Poetry presented by Melbourne Spoken Word at White Night 2016.

Arielle Cottingham is a spoken word and performance artist hailing from too many Texas towns to just pick one as her former home. Her poetry ranges from raw vulnerability to provocative politics, exploring how the personal influences the public, and vice versa.

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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