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

  • On the confidence and potential of crowd funding - Crowd funding. We’ve all kind of heard of it, heard of someone raising a whole bunch of cash to do some sort of creative thing or raise $70,000 to make a potato salad, but I guess I never thought I’d … Continue reading
  • 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