About Benjamin Solah

Benjamin Solah is a spoken word artist, based in Melbourne, Australia. Raised in Western Sydney, he moved to Melbourne in 2008 and was introduced to spoken word and performing poetry in 2010. Since then, he’s been immersed in the city’s spoken word community, where he founded Melbourne Spoken Word in 2012. His performative and playful style of poetry can regularly be seen around Melbourne, with pieces that are often political, personal and meta. He has performed as a feature poet at many of the regular events around the Melbourne poetry and spoken word scene, including Passionate Tongues Poetry (3 times), The Dan Poets (3 times), Slamalamadingdong, The Owl & Cat Readings, Voices in the Attic, House of Bricks (2 times), Poetry at Night Heron as well as at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne’s White Night, as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival, on protests, in wrestling rings, book stores, street corners and online.