Melbourne adopted Brisbane’s Luka Lesson a few years back and we are so glad to have him down here. Luka lent his voice to the campaign to stop 17-year-olds being locked up in Queensland’s adult prison system, the only state in Australia to do so. This is the poem and video he’s produced.

Don’t forget to check out other videos in our ‘Video Verse’ section of the site. We’re going to be getting some new and emerging voices on the scene up in the next few months. So stay tuned for that!

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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