MelbourneSpokenWord.com is a website that was set up last year, for the Melbourne spoken word & poetry scene, intended to be run by the Melbourne spoken word & poetry scene. Last year, a few of us contributed to writing reviews, articles and keeping a list of upcoming events updated.

This year we’re hoping you’ll help us further. Have you been to an open mic, competed in a slam, gone to a poetry book launch? You’re the kind of writers we’re looking for. Perhaps you want to write a short post about your experience performing in the scene for the first time, want to discuss a debate that’s opened up, have some thoughts on a book or CD you’ve bought. If it’s to do with poetry or spoken word in Melbourne than we want to share it.

If you’re interested in contributing, please email [email protected] with your ideas and pitches, or books/CDs you’re interested in reviewing.

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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