Salena Godden

Salena Godden is one of Britain’s foremost spoken word artists and poets. A regular performer at
literary festivals in a career that is now entering its third decade, Salena tops the bill at literary
events both nationally and internationally. She’s appeared as a guest and writer for many BBC
Radio programmes including The Verb, Saturday Live, Loose Ends and Fact To Fiction and she
has written and presented several arts documentaries and a play for the BBC too. Burning Eye
Books published her first full collection ‘Fishing In The Aftermath: Poems 1994 ­ 2014’ marking
twenty years of poetry and performance, with the majority of the work included previously
unpublished in book form. Her literary childhood memoir ‘Springfield Road’ was successfully
crowd funded and published with Unbound Books in 2014. Widely recognised as a trailblazer for
fellow performers, Salena has also dedicated herself to mentoring newcomers to the scene. Her
voice is distinctive and unique, her performances are electrifying, hilarious, intensely powerful and full of warmth.

Waiting For Godden:
Poetry here >> ‘Fishing In The Aftermath poems 1994­2014’ published by Burning Eye Books
Memoir here >> ‘Springfield Road’ published by Unbound Books
Poems and songs >>­godden
BBC Radio and audio archives >>

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