Springfield Road

By Salena Godden

A poetic, funny and touching memoir of childhood in the 1970s

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

'LIVEwire' NEW live spoken word album released this Friday October 7th!!

You can now pre-order Salena Godden's hotly-anticipated 'LIVEwire' album on CD or download from Nymphs & Thugs Bandcamp site: http://ow.ly/gk2Q304DBnZ 

Official release date October 7th 2016 

The album is a compilation of live and studio recordings, archives and brand new work. It features new material and performances from literary childhood memoir 'Springfield Road' (Unbound) and 'Fishing in The Aftermath - Poems 1994-2014' (Burning Eye). 

N&T founder Matt Abbott commented, 'This is exactly the kind of album that I set out to release when I formed the label, and it's a real honour work with Salena. The hairs on my neck are still standing from the first time I saw her live - this album will blow your socks off from start to finish!'

Salena commented, ''LIVEwire' is a mix of raucous live performances, but also tender and quieter pieces that sometimes get hidden. I produced this work like a vinyl LP: the Daytrip A-side, the first half is for your headphone moments, then I invite you to turn it up and pour yourself a rum for a Dirty B-side.'

Click here and visit Nymphs and Thugs for tracklisting and more details


In other news...

Last weekend saw the start of a new season of poetry broadcast on BBC 2 - My new poem about the refugee crisis titled  TITANIC was included. Please go to your BBC iplayer and there you'll find 'Titanic' in a doc called 'WE BELONG HERE'

This week I'm performing at the Southbank Centre at NATIONAL POETRY DAY LIVE with a stunning line up of favourites and poetry super stars, including Inua Ellams and PJ Harvey and Ian McMilan, its an all-day FREE event, so do come along if you can!

At the weekend you will find me performing in a double bill with Lemn Sissay at Cheltenham Festival. Also this month I am taking part in a songwriting residencey with Kathryn Williams and friends at Durham Book Festival and then I'll be in a double trouble bill with Hollie McNish at Manchester Lit fest. 

I'm travelling up down the UK this autumn, wave at me if you see me, sharing poetry and prose included on LIVEwire album and also my new piece Shade published in 'The Good Immigrant'  

To find a gig near you, please go to my website www.salenagodden.com and also please take a moment to browse Salena's Bookshoppe www.salenagodden.bigcartel.com

Thank you, see you here and there!





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