People’s Choice winner, Trixi Rosa performs ‘Clumsy Women’ at The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, on Friday, December 1, 2017 at The Wheeler Centre.

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Trixi Rosa is a performance poet from Punakaiki, Aotearoa (NZ). Her poetry is a vulnerable and awkward inquiry into the intersections of identity and the endless pursuit of place. She explores the enigmatic experience of being a woman, constantly summoned to undress and redress. She shares stories of struggle and survival, resilience and resistance. Stories of love and sexuality. Stories of family.

Her writing is deeply seated in her own personal experience, both lived and perceived.

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