Luka Lesson is a Greek-Australian writer cut from a different cloth. Since exploding onto the scene in , Luka has constantly influenced those who witness his work to pick up a pen again, or endeavour to write for the first time. Luka Lesson is both a Hip-hop artist and performance poet and is one of those rare talents that can successfully traverse the complex landscape of both traditions. Please Resist M e , his debut full-length album released in , is a powerful combination of the two: 17 tracks of love, social change, ancestral pathways and internal ruminations. Beside audio albums, he released The Future Ancients , a print collection of 30 of his best rap verses and slam poetry pieces written from , in Beyond his own body of work Luka is also committed to standing with communities of all backgrounds to establish a connection between social issues, poetry and self-empowerment. Luka Lesson. About Luka Lesson is a Greek-Australian writer cut from a different cloth. Video Counterpoint: Poetry Meets Music.
Series: Poems by Luka Lesson
YOUR words have the power to ignite social change. Find out how young Australian migrant Luka Lesson is using poetry and hip-hop to speak up about racism and all things unjust. He is the current National Slam Champion, the co-director of the Centre for Poetics and Justice, a conscious hip-hop artist, a teacher of Indigenous Studies. A young Australian migrant, he has helped many marginalised young people find their own voice, to speak up about racism and all things unjust. Growing up in a traditional Greek family, teaching Indigenous Studies, he moved to Melbourne and found a group of multi-national poet friends.
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Series: Poems by Luka Lesson. Anonymous 'Anonymous', a poem written and performed by Luka Lesson. Show More. Antidote 'Antidote', written and performed by Luka Lesson. Show Less. Bones 'Bones', written and performed by Luka Lesson. May your pen grace the page at the same pace as your brain May your grey matter From now on No longer be grey May you mean every word that you say And may writing your lines Be Please resist me Colonise me, compromise me, conflict me Please don't risk me If you see me at the airport Please come and frisk me Please resist me Colonise me, compromise me and I'm becoming a gun Please resist me Because resistance brings evolution And you've resisted me consistently I thank you for your contribution I'm a happy man Your stupidity has made me strong I've developed wings A thick skin and this here opposable thumb It holds my pen which loads my explodable tongue So without loading a gun I'm killing high quotas of unemotional
Luka Lesson Stage name for Luke Haralampou is an Australian slam poet , and a self described "conscious hip-hop artist" of Greek heritage. He has been described by Charlie Dark as "a young Saul Williams "  in reference to his composition and delivery of poetry in providing social commentary. He serves as an international educator and guest poet by visiting places from all over the world, forming bonds with students and teachers. He most recently served as a guest poet at Singapore American School, where he has educated students with the help of teachers.