tumblr_l68ov47ILo1qb69qjThe Dan O’Connell is pretty much the oldest running poetry gig in Melbourne, and it happens every week on Saturday afternoon with a feature poet each week and an open mic, it’s a relaxing afternoon of poetry, free entry at 225 Canning Street, Carlton.

These are feature poets at the Dan over the next two months.

May 3 – Emily Manger

May 10 – Lee Kofman

May 17 – Dan Poets Competition Registration Day

May 24 – Eric Beach

May 31 – Dan Poets Competition Day

June 7 – Domenique Hecq

June 14 – Kristin Henry

June 21 – Double Feature New/Young Poet Day with Bridget Loughhead and Brendan Reed Dennis

June 28 – Patrick Boyle

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