Support Benjamin Solah on Patreon
Benjamin Solah's work organising, curating and promoting, like a lot of work in the arts largely goes unpaid, but requires a lot of time. Patreon allows supporters to donate and support the work Benjamin does for Melbourne Spoken Word, with some added benefits. It's greatly appreciated as it helps Benjamin continue to do the work they’re passionate about as well as make it sustainable.
"...no-holds barred, passionate..." - Ali Alizadeh
Benjamin Solah is a non-binary/genderfluid spoken word artist, raised in Western Sydney, who has been performing around Melbourne's spoken word scene since 2011. Introduced to spoken word through Santo Cazzati and Passionate Tongues Poetry, their style ranges from the absurd and comedic, to vulnerable and political, often mixing all of those things. Their work often touches upon mental health, sexuality, the world of poets and poetry, as well as social issues.
They have featured at many local spoken word venues including Passionate Tongues, The Dan Poets, The Owl & Cat Readings, Slamalamadingdong, Voices in the Attic, Poetryspective, Poetry at The Night Heron, as well as can be found open micing at those venues and more. They’ve also featured at Melbourne's White Night, Melbourne Fringe Festival, #MelbourneNow at The National Gallery of Victoria and MoreArt.
Benjamin's work has been published in places including Overland, Going Down Swinging, Cordite Poetry Review, and YouTube channels Write About Now and SlamFind.
"Here is a writer to be reckoned with," - Maxine Beneba Clarke
They are the Director and founder of Melbourne Spoken Word, and the Director of the Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival. They are also the SlamMaster and co-producer of Slamalamadingdong. In 2017, they coached and competed with the first ever Australian team to compete in the US National Poetry Slam in Denver, Colorado, as well as toured Texas with Rik The Most and John Englezos. In 2018, they co-coached the second National Poetry Slam team, that's traveling to Chicago.
Catch Benjamin Solah performing soon at any of the below gigs. They can also be found performing on the open mic at many spoken word venues around Melbourne.
Benjamin Solah, with almost 10 years experience in the spoken word world, can provide a bunch of professional services for spoken word artists and performance poets to level up their careers, from career coaching, tour management to videography, web design, writing bios and creating media kits.
Professionally recorded and edited videos of spoken word pieces from studio and on location shoots to live performance videos, with high quality audio to put your pieces in the clearest and best looking light.
web design, social media, bio writing and media kits
Tools to create an eye catching and clear public online presence from social media accounts, website to bio writing and media kits.
career coaching & tour management
From creating direction toward where you want to go with spoken word with career coaching sessions to taking your work interstate and overseas with tour management.