Brendan Bonsack, for his poem ‘A Rough Guide,’ was awarded one of the honourable mentions from The 2015 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize. Performed at Library at the Dock, Docklands on December 4, 2015.

Video produced by Melbourne Spoken Word. Thanks to Jez Speelman for filming.

About Brendan Bonsack
Brendan Bonsack is an Australian poet and songwriter. His written work appears in print and online, and has been featured in Australian and European festivals. He has published six books of poetry, including a collaborative volume with writers from the USA. His original songs have been released over some ten albums and may be heard in cafes and bars dotted around his home city of Melbourne. His poetry and music is available at

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.
Benjamin Solah