Salena Godden has been described as ‘The doyenne of the spoken word scene’ (Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 3’s The Verb); ‘The Mae West madam of the salon’ (The Sunday Times) and as ‘everything the Daily Mail is terrified of’ (Kerrang! Magazine).
Nasty Little Press published her pamphlet ‘Under The Pier’ in 2011. An anthology of over 80 of her poems ‘Fishing In The Aftermath, Poems 1994 – 2014’ was published in July 2014 with Burning Eye Books. Her literary childhood memoir ‘Springfield Road’ was successfully crowd funded and published in October 2014 by Unbound Books. ‘Springfield Road’ was the For Books Sake first Book Club choice. ‘Springfield Road’ also featured on NPR’s All Things Considered with Arun Rath in the states.
Salena Godden appears on BBC as a guest on various programmes including: Woman’s Hour, From Fact To Fiction, The Verb, Saturday Live and Loose Ends. She is currently poet-in-residence for Click Radio on BBC World Service. She works with award winning radio producer Rebecca Maxted, writing and presenting radio documentary’s. Try A Little Tenderness: The Lost Legacy of Little Miss Cornshucks was aired on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service throughout 2014. This followed the success of Stir it Up! – 50 Years of Writing Jamaica which was also for BBC Radio 4.
Salena Godden will be speaking at a selection of some of the best of UK and US literary festivals and spoken word stages throughout 2015.