Solli Raphael is an exceptional talent with a big message. Beating adults in the national slam poetry competition, the 12 year-old is Australia’s youngest winner ever.
He scooped the title with his three poems on evolution, refugees and homelessness, beating the 1000 other competitors in front of an audience of over 20, 000. The young poet says he takes his inspiration from other poets and from his family who speak in poetic language at home. His family say he chose to be homeschooled as he feels he can achieve more in that environment.
Working on two books, the high achiever is clearly going places. Watch his astounding performance.