Salena Godden

Salena Godden


Everything the Daily Mail is terrified of, Kerrang Magazine says: Salena Godden's latest collection 'Under The Pier' was published by hip-indie imprint Nasty Little Press in 2011. Most recently her work has appeared in Shortfire Press, Illustrated Ape Magazine, Trespass Magazine, Paraphilia, Rising, Teller Magazine, The Mechanics Institute Review published by Birkbeck University, Picador's Punk Fiction and Parthian Books Raconteur. Her poetry featured in the three latest anthologies from Tangerine Press titled Dwang. Salena Godden hosts and produces The Book Club Boutique -  Soho's hippest literary salon – soliciting their own unique brand of Books, Booze and Boogie-Woogie.

Salena is the lyricist  and lead singer of The Book Club Boutique Band and also underground ska-break duo SaltPeter. The latest SaltPeter album 'Hunger’s The Best Sauce' featured in The Critical List in The Independent as one of the most outstanding albums of 2007. She features regularly on BBC's 'The Verb' and 'Bespoken Word' and is among the poets in residence on Radio 4's 'Saturday Live'. This summer her narrative play 'A Valentine At Waterloo' was aired and podcast as part of the BBC’s 'Verse Illustrated' series, it was Ian McMillan’s pick of the week.

In October 2011 Salena was commissioned for the Sixty-Six Books project, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the publication of The HYPERLINK ""King James Bible. Her response The Chronicle was performed by actor Joshua McGuire (star of BBC drama ‘The Hour’ & Hamlet) at The Bush Theatre and  Westminster Abbey. This work was published in Sixty-Six Books by Oberon. Finally, Salena facilitates workshops for First Story - a charity created by author William Fiennes - that aims to foster and nurture literacy and creative writing in secondary schools.

"Catch her as she tumbles breathlessly from one dark thought to the next.” THE TIMES

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