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Latest Review / @LoudAndQuietMag

Fishing in the Aftermath. Poems 1994-2014.’
Salena Godden. Burning Eye Books

"Salena Godden has acquired many strings to her bow over the years, spoken word trailblazer, posh establishment broadcaster and literary shindig hostess par excellence to name but a few, but as Fishing In the Aftermath ably illustrates, she is first and foremost a poet. Spanning the first twenty years of her career, the poems included in the collection are multi-layered, darkly comic, brutally real and endlessly imaginative. Godden lives in the same world as the rest of us, but she sees it slightly differently, and her Fishing In the Aftermath is a stunning and timely collection from one of our most original and talented poets. “

Lee Bullman / Loud and Quiet Magazine


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“Funny business a woman’s career, so many things you drop on your way up the ladder just so you can move faster, you forget you may need them again, when you get back to being a woman. One career all women have in common, whether they like it or not, being a woman, sooner or later, we have to work at it, no matter how many other careers we’ve wanted.” 
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"Anyone who has ever felt frustrated that literature does not speak to them, or that politicians do not represent them, or that to have a relationship with another human being is incredible, cannot help but have their spirits lifted by this collection. It is joyous to read, at times angry, at times tender, always driven by the most compelling of personalities. And for anyone aspiring as a writer, may Godden’s sign-off in ‘A Letter to a Young Poet’ ring true – “keep the ink wet and keep it burning.” OPUS INDEPENDENTS

Wow! What a party! Thank you to Vout-O-Reenee’s, to beautiful Sophie Parkin and Carson Parkin-fairley! Thank you to Michelle Madsen for amazing hosting skills and a hilarious version of my ‘letter to an air stewardess’ Thank you Robert Auton for making me cry and Daniel Cockrill, I like your reading of ‘A Strong And Stiffly Worded Letter’ it is better than I could ever read it! Thank you all of you! Thank you to Joelle Taylor who licked it like she liked it, Claire K Nicolson Betty Booped it, Roddy McDevitt was Rik Mayall and Xavier Leret found my father and Karen Hayley was picking the wings off butterflies and Rachel Rose Reid did unspeakable things to love and Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams took us to Vegas. It was a magic magic night! Thank you to Kevin Richards for the tunes too! Wow! And the lovely Iona Lee for selling dozens and dozens of books! And then the special surprise guest of honour Jock Scot… I am so grateful and humbled and utterly blown away….Thank you to my family and my mums and Richard Cripps and thank you to my sister Jo-Ann ‘WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!’ xxx

Wow! What a party! Thank you to Vout-O-Reenee’s, to beautiful Sophie Parkin and Carson Parkin-fairley! Thank you to Michelle Madsen for amazing hosting skills and a hilarious version of my ‘letter to an air stewardess’ Thank you Robert Auton for making me cry and Daniel Cockrill, I like your reading of ‘A Strong And Stiffly Worded Letter’ it is better than I could ever read it! Thank you all of you! Thank you to Joelle Taylor who licked it like she liked it, Claire K Nicolson Betty Booped it, Roddy McDevitt was Rik Mayall and Xavier Leret found my father and Karen Hayley was picking the wings off butterflies and Rachel Rose Reid did unspeakable things to love and Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams took us to Vegas. It was a magic magic night! Thank you to Kevin Richards for the tunes too! Wow! And the lovely Iona Lee for selling dozens and dozens of books! And then the special surprise guest of honour Jock Scot… I am so grateful and humbled and utterly blown away….Thank you to my family and my mums and Richard Cripps and thank you to my sister Jo-Ann ‘WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!’ xxx

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