Welcome to the website of Benjamin Solah

Thanks for visiting the website of writer Benjamin Solah. Benjamin is currently working on some screenplays including one based on his novel Screwjob, a new poetry chapbook on things you don’t normally write poems about, some spoken word performances and various non-fiction projects.

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

There are currently no upcoming performances featuring Benjamin Solah. Stay tuned for future announcements.

Poetry chapbook out now: broken bodies

broken bodies cover 3broken bodies, a series of poetic snapshots concerned with the treatment of asylum seekers, from activist poet Benjamin Solah.

“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)

$12 AU (including postage to anywhere in Australia)
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$17 AU (including postage to anywhere in the world)
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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

  • Major Project Update - I’m into week four of about twelve in my final semester, working on this major creative writing project, which is code-named ‘Til I Die,’ a kind of autobiographical spoken word show about growing up a fan of the Rugby League … Continue reading
  • Setting Creative and Poetic Goals for June - It’s been just over two months since my last blog post, but I have been busy in that time, writing my own stuff as well as doing stuff for Melbourne Spoken Word, plus uni stuff, which all melds into one. … Continue reading