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2012 Highlights

Salena Godden

31 May 2012

Salena Godden



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'. Coming up she has new work included in the exciting new Tongue-Fu anthology and DVD and also the new Bookslam collection "Too Much Too Young"  - both out later this summer.

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. Recently she co-presented the latest Bookslam i-tunes podcasts. Salena is the lead singer and lyricist of SaltPeter, an eclectic outfit formed in the late-nineties, alongside composer Peter Coyte. The latest album was titled 'Hungers The Best Sauce' and is available on i-tunes. Look out for the brand new SaltPeter collaborations to be released later this year.

Salena has featured on BBC's 'Womans Hour' 'Click' 'The Verb' and 'Bespoken Word' and is among the poets in residence on Radio 4's 'Saturday Live''. Her narrative play 'A Valentine At Waterloo' was aired as part of the BBC’s 'Verse Illustrated' series. To celebrate Jamaica's independence, Jubilation 50, Salena is currently working on a JA poetry-documentary for BBC to be aired on Radio 4 in the Autumn of 2012.  

Salena was commissioned for the Sixty-Six Books project, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the publication of The 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 in Westminster Abbey - This work was published in Sixty-Six Books by Oberon Books.  

Salena facilitates workshops and makes books for First Story, a charity created by author William Fiennes, which aims to foster and nurture literacy, talent and creative writing in secondary schools. This summer 2012 Salena has been invited to be one of The Resident Thinkers for Nowhereisland alongside the likes of Ruth Padel, Tim Smit of the Eden Project and Yoko Ono.

Most recently she was invited to read at the Spring 2012 Do Lectures....and she is delighted to be invited back to Latitude and also the UBUD festival in Bali and Indonesia again this year - Go to www.salenagodden.com for radio, podcast and audioboo links, performances dates, news, live gig footage and more....