Solli Raphael shines a spotlight on the concerns teenagers face today, exploring the powerful link between writing and shaping the future. Following on from the success of Limelight, this new collection of poetry illuminates the social interests of Solli's generation in a thought-provoking style, including a mix of traditional poems and brand-new performance poems. It covers topics from connection to bullying and pinpoints climate change as a key concern with poems like Solli’s Greenpeace collaboration piece ‘Let’s Make More Minutes Count!’.
Spotlight also contains five non-fiction chapters with advice, tips and plenty of activities for kids and teens. Solli encourages readers to find their voice and learn the forms and occupations of writing, as well as discusses how to use and gain a platform, with ways to instigate change and become a wordsmith themselves. He shares his experiences, ideas and advice on how the reader can create a sustainable future and discover ways to help create change, while looking at trends such as veganism and zero waste.
Everyone can be proactive in shaping the future so let’s stand in solidarity.
Limelight - 2019 Nautilus Book Award Winner
Limelight is a unique collection of slam poetry paired with inspirational writing techniques, including several introductory chapters looking at traditional poetry forms and slam poetry. Filled with his own experiences of creating poetry and speaking in public, such as Solli’s top 10 ways to manage writer’s block, this book engages kids on their level and encourages them to speak up for a better future of their own. With over 30 original poems in different forms, the book features the viral video sensation ‘Australian Air’, which has been viewed over 4 million times via Facebook. As a voice of his generation, and at a time when youth movements worldwide hold much importance, this extraordinary book showcases creativity and the power of social consciousness.
Age is no barrier to creating poetry that inspires social change and positive action. Multi award-winning teenage slam poet and author Solli Raphael is taking on the world … one word at a time.
"The future needs you and me
to create equality
across all levels