Penguin Random House
September , 2018
Just in case you missed the utter sensation of the youngest winner of the Australian Poetry Slam last year, here is your introduction to amazing Raphael Solli. His performance was viewed on Facebook over 3.5 million times instantly rocketing him to well-deserved fame.
Raphael’s poetry is squarely focused on current issues affecting his generation such as sustainability and social equality, all the while amplifying his uplifting message of hope.
This book features over thirty of his poems and also shares his tips on writing and performing in a way that will engage young readers and inspire them to tackle their own concerns through words and voice. Some introductory chapters explore different types of poetry and clearly defines ‘slam poetry’ a term which may, as yet, be unfamiliar with younger writers.
Whether you are looking at a unit of poetry in teaching or want to encourage your own children to express themselves, this is certainly a very admirable addition to your shelves.
I highly recommend it for readers from around ten years upwards.