Arnolfini Book Club presents Salena Godden, one of Britain’s foremost spoken word artists and poets whose electrifying live performances and radio broadcasts have earned her a devoted following.
She is the author of the collection Fishing in the Aftermath: Poems 1994-2014, and the literary memoir Springfield Road. Her live spoken word album LIVEwire was released with indie spoken word label Nymphs and Thugs and shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for new work in poetry 2017. A pamphlet collection of new poetry Pessimism Is For Lightweights by Salena Godden will be published by Rough Trade Books in June 2018. She will be performing some of her favourite poems and sharing exclusive excerpts from her latest work.
This regular series features writers whose work connects to Arnolfini’s commitment to exploring the state of the nation, the voices that have gone unheard, the stories that have until now remain untold.