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    • Thabani Tshuma / Newton's Apple - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 69 views
      Thabani Tshuma performing 'Newton's Apple,' which received an honourable mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.

      Thabani Tshuma was born and raised in Zimbabwe but has been globe-hopping ...
    • Rhiann Isaacs / Black on Both Sides - Duration: 3 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 89 views
      Rhiann Isaacs performing 'Black on Both Sides,' which received an honourable mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.

      Rhiann Isaacs is an outspoken Afro-Guyanese poet that has nurtured a l...
    • Alison Whittaker / A love like Dorothea’s - Duration: 2 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 118 views
      Alison Whittaker reads 'A love like Dorothea’s' as part Blakwork, a reading for the Melbourne Visiting Poets Program, at The Wheeler Centre in August 2018.

      Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet, life...
    • Sharifa Tartoussi / On blood and handprints - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 74 views
      Sharifa Tartoussi performs 'On blood and handprints' at Slamalamadingdong in October 2018 at The Melba Spiegeltent.

      Sharifa A Tartoussi is a dentist, poet and performer. She is involved in several...
    • Thabani Tshuma / Put It In Writing - Duration: 2 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 179 views
      Thabani Tshuma, winner of Slamalamadingdong in March, performs 'Put It In Writing.'

      Thabani Tshuma was born and raised in Zimbabwe but has been globe-hopping for the greater part of the last decad...
    • Nikki Viveca / Asexual Love Poem - Duration: 3 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 127 views
      Winner of the Midsumma Festival Queer Poetry Slam, Nikki Viveca, performs 'Asexual Love Poem' at the Malthouse Theatre.

      Queer comedienne Nikki Viveca is a prolific performer in standup, spoken wor...
    • Cas Lee / Brush - Duration: 2 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 168 views
      Cas Lee, the winner of the Slamalamadingdong Gender Outlaw Slam, performs 'Brush.'

      Cas is a young Korean-Australian poet, who is a currently studying at Monash University. As an advocate of positi...
    • Alison Whittaker / Murrispacetime - Duration: 2 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 223 views
      Alison Whittaker reads 'Murrispacetime' as part Blakwork, reading for the Melbourne Visiting Poets Program, at The Wheeler Centre in August 2018.

      Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet, life writer an...
    • Jennifer Compton / in the museum of the wars - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 41 views
      Jennifer Compton performing 'in the museum of the wars', which received an Honourable Mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.

      Jennifer Compton lives in Melbourne and is a poet and playwri...
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    • Rania Ahmed / Red Velvet - Duration: 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 388 views
      The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize People's Choice Award winner, Rania Ahmed, performs 'Red Velvet.'

      Rania Ahmed has been writing from a young age but only started perusing poetry seriously in 2...
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    • Natalie Jeffreys / The Purity of Sadness - Duration: 3 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 167 views
      The winner of The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, @Natalie Jeffreys performs 'The Purity of Sadness' at Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre on Friday, December 7, 2018.

      Natalie Jeffreys is a singer-...
    • Zaynab Farah / She is Light - Duration: 3 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 336 views
      Zaynab G Farah, winner of November's Slamalamadingdong performs She is Light at The Melba Spiegeltent.

      Zaynab is a Melbourne-based Spoken word artist. Driven to support and give back to her commun...
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    • Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa / To Advance Australia Fair - Duration: 2 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 12,502 views
      Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa performs her winning poem, "To Advance Australia Fair" at Slamalamadingdong on June 26, 2015.

      Video produced by Melbourne Spoken Word, Filmed by Benjamin Solah and Freeman Treb...
    • Bill Moran / Salt - Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 5,134 views
      "Good Ghost" Bill Moran performs 'Salt' during his Heir Loom Tour, at Howler in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia, presented by Melbourne Spoken Word.

      Video produced and edited by Melbourne Spoken W...
    • Abe Nouk / The stigma of having lived as a refugee - Duration: 5 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 4,924 views
      Abe Nouk performs ‘The stigma of having lived as a refugee’ at Melbourne Speaks Poetry presented by Melbourne Spoken Word at White Night 2016.

      If you like the video, click the like button, share i...
    • Abdul Hammoud / Dear White People - Duration: 3 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 4,206 views
      Abdul Hammoud and his poem 'Dear White People' was awarded one of the honourable mentions from The 2015 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize. Performed at Library at the Dock, Docklands on December 4, 2015....
    • Koraly Dimitriadis / Push Through / Σπρώξε διαμέσου - Duration: 2 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 2,542 views
      Koraly Dimitriadis performing at Passionate Tongues Poetry, February 23. Bilingual performance. Poem from Koraly Dimitriadis's book Love and F**k Poems / Ποιήματα για αγάπη και για γαμήσι www.koral...
    • Arielle Cottingham / Irony - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 2,271 views
      Arielle Cottingham performs 'Irony' at Melbourne Speaks Poetry presented by Melbourne Spoken Word at White Night 2016.

      Arielle Cottingham is a spoken word and performance artist hailing from too m...
    • Cameron Semmens / Fruit 39, Vegetable 1 - Duration: 4 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,681 views
      Cameron Semmens, performing his second-place poem, 'Fruit 39, Vegetable 1,' at Slamalamadingdong on October 30, 2015.

      Cameron Semmens is an award-winning poet, and poetry educator with 16 books to...
    • wāni / Silence - Duration: 3 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,370 views
      The winner of Slamalamadingdong for April, wāni, performs 'Silence' at Slamalamadingdong on April 27, 2017.

      wāni is a Congolese born, NZ raised and Melbourne based poet with a flare for spoken wor...
    • Fleassy Malay / Tall Poppy - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,246 views
      Slamalamadingdong October slam winner, Fleassy Malay, performing 'Tall Poppy,' on October 30, 2017.

      For more spoken word and poetry videos from around Melbourne, subscribe to our channel.

      Fleassy...
    • Fleassy Malay / Reason to Dream - Duration: 3 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,192 views
      Fleassy Malay performing 'Reason to Dream' at the Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam, on May 25, 2017.

      For more videos from the live spoken word scene in Melbourne, subscribe to our channel.

      Fleassy Ma...
    • Alex Fusca / Hug Me from a Distance - Duration: 4 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,126 views
      Alex Fusca, the winner of Slamalamadingdong for May 16, performing 'Hug Me from a Distance' at Slamalamadingdong on May 26, 2016.

      Alex Fusca has no formal writing qualifications, although he did a...
    • Emina Ashman / Ablution - Duration: 3 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,034 views
      Emina Ashman performs 'Ablution' at Girls on Key, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Open Studio.

      For more spoken word videos from around Melbourne, subscribe to our channel and for more events vis...
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