Salena Godden’s short stories, stage and page poetry have been published in anthologies such as Penguin’s IC3, Canongate’s Fire People and The Handbook of Decadence, published by Dedalus. As a performance poet she has toured extensively and read alongside writers such as Irvine Welsh and Will Self. She has hosted a number of radio and television programmes and been a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Bespoken Word and Woman’s Hour, and BBC Radio 3’s The Verb. Salena writes and performs in nu-ska duo SaltPeter and is a co-founder of The Book Club Boutique. Her first novel, Springfield Road, is due to be published later this year.
Salena is Writer-in-Residence at Highbury Grove School.