Limelight is a unique collection of slam poetry paired with inspirational writing techniques. With over 30 original poems in different forms, Raphael's work tackles current social concerns for his generation, such as sustainability and social equality, all while amplifying his uplifting message of hope. Solli’s book also contains 5 chapters on how to write and read poetry, how to manage stage fright and writer’s block, and encouraging tips on how we can all make tomorrow better than today.
As a voice of his generation, and at a time when youth movements worldwide hold much importance, Raphael is taking on the world...one word at a time.
The future needs you and me
to create equality
across all levels
About the Author
Solli Raphael is an award-winning slam poet who rose to fame after his Facebook video of his winning poem at the Australian Poetry Slam national final at the Sydney Opera House went viral, with 3.5 million views in the first 24 hours. He is a budding humanitarian and environmental activist and is known as a game changer among his peers. He is most famously known for his solo live performances at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in a stadium of 35,000 and broadcasted live to 1.5 billion people worldwide, along with his inspirational slam poetry delivery in front of 5,000 people at TEDxSydney, and his motivational poem "Australian Air" at the Sydney Opera House where he was crowned the 2017-18 Australian Poetry Slam national champion.
Solli uses his poetry as a platform to raise awareness for topics he is passionate about including climate change, equality, deforestation, bullying, and the war on waste. Solli believes that age is no barrier and aims to inspire and empower kids and teens worldwide to help make tomorrow better than today.
Wow! As a fellow (less accomplished) poet, Solli Raphael's book, "Limelight" is an inspiration! Mr. Raphael is only thirteen, but he is a true artist and poet who uses his voice to incite positive change in his beliefs with those around him. At his age, what he is doing, is so inspiring! Solli won a Slam Poetry competition hosted at the Sydney Opera House as a pre-teen and now has written his first book for kids (and adults) to teach them about writing, poetry, slam poetry, about having confidence, about the issues that are near and dear to his heart, and it is amazing! What a wonderful collection and story that this young man has. He started learning about slam poetry in the 7th grade, fell in love with it, and is now an emerging voice as a young person to rally others around the causes he cares about most. I love this book! I would recommend it to all of my poet friends. I would recommend it to all of my parent friends who want to inspire their children. I would recommend it to all of my teacher friends with students of all ages. This book is really that good. Go get a copy and be inspired by this young person with such a powerful voice and immense talent. I received this eBook free of charge from Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I did not receive any fiscal compensation from either company for this review and the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.