2018 Australian Poetry Slam: Victorian winner & runner-up

  • Date recorded: 21 Sep 2018

  • Duration: 04:23

'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.

Speakers

wāni Le Frére: Victorian winner of Australian Poetry Slam 2018
Abe Nouk: Victorian runner-up of Australian Poetry Slam 2018