'I don't speak a lot about love because I've spent my whole life trying to–'
– wāni Le Frére
About this video
Watch local slam champions compete in the 2018 Victorian final of Australian Poetry Slam.
wāni Le Frére won the Victorian final for a performance that lays bare the uncertainties and gaps in the formation of a black, male identity.
Runner-up Abe Nouk offered a poem about the fragility of life, and the power of words to offer balance and support.
The winner and runner-up were selected by a panel of judges who were picked at random from the audience.
This free event was held at the Library on 21 September 2018.
wāni Le Frére: Victorian winner of Australian Poetry Slam 2018
Abe Nouk: Victorian runner-up of Australian Poetry Slam 2018