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Salena Godden

Poet and author of literary memoir ‘Springfield Road’ (Unbound) and poetry books ‘Fishing In The Aftermath Poems 1994-2014’ (Burning Eye) ‘Under The Pier’ (Nasty Little Press) and ‘Pessimism is For Lightweights – 13 pieces of courage and resistance’ (Rough Trade Books). In 2017 Salena Godden was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for new work in poetry with her live spoken word album ‘LIVEwire’ released with independent spoken word label Nymphs and Thugs.

With regular TV and radio appearances Godden has been described as ‘The doyenne of the spoken word scene’ (BBC, The Verb); ‘The Mae West madam of the salon’ (The Sunday Times;) and as ‘everything the Daily Mail is terrified of’ (Kerrang! Magazine). Her recent publication include Fishing in the Aftermath (poetry) and Springfield Road (memoirs).

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