Thanks for visiting the website of writer Benjamin Solah. Benjamin is currently working on the third-draft of his novel exploring the world of pro wrestling, Screwjob, his poetry chapbook around asylum seekers, broken bodies, some spoken word performances and some short fiction.
Check out his latest blog posts, find out where he is performing next, where you can find his published writing or you can listen to his spoken word EP with Santo Cazzati, Duel Power.
Next Upcoming Appearance
Spoken Out for Refugees: spoken word fundraiser for refugees
Sunday, August 18 @ 7pm / Bella Union, Trades Hall, cnr Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton (enter via Lygon) / $8/10/12 (tickets on the door or book now)
Poetry chapbook out now: broken bodies
“broken bodies is a molotov of a book: a blue-print for the revolution. It is Australian in content, global in sentiment, a song whose lyrics linger long after the music has faded away. Benjamin Solah manages to make the politics personal, the personal poetry, and the poetry palatable. Here is truly a writer to be reckoned with,” Maxine Beneba Clarke, author of slamup.blogspot.com.au and the soon to be released short story collection, Foreign Soil.
Available at New International Bookshop Collected Works, various poetry events and online. (More bookstores to be announced)
Spoken Word videos on YouTube
Duel Power, a spoken word EP with Santo Cazzati
Duel Power is a spoken word EP produced with award-winning spoken word artist Santo Cazzati. Containing 5 tracks from each artist, Ali Alizadeh described Benjamin Solah as “…no-holds-barred, passionate.” With contrasting styles but similar political themes, you certainly won’t hear anything like it. You can download it and purchase it on BandCamp or limited copies are available at at spoken word events.
Latest Blog Posts
- Poem: Lighthouse - A coast line of abandoned lighthouses, the last extinguished darkens the most. Those who come from across the seas still search for boundless plains in the absent light. Lighthouse keepers now man artillery, the harsh coast without warning. But the … Continue reading
- New Chapbook coming soon - I’ve moved within a bunch of literary ‘scenes’ and my writing is fairly broad from novels and short fiction, to non-fiction, personal essay and cultural commentary to poetry and spoken word, although the later seems quite separate from the other … Continue reading