Pessimism is for Lightweights: Salena Godden

14 Oct 2023 19:00

Salena Godden is one of Britain’s foremost spoken word artists. Here she presents a collection of 30 pieces of work that are inspired by protests and rallies.

Poems written for the women’s march, for women’s empowerment and amplification, poems that salute people fighting for justice, poems on sexism and racism, class discrimination, period poverty and homelessness, immigration and identity.

Her collections include Under The Pier, Fishing in the Aftermath: Poems 1994-2014 Salena Godden FRSL is an award-winning author, poet and broadcaster of Jamaican-mixed heritage.

Salena is Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature Her debut novel Mrs Death Misses Death won the Indie Book Award for Fiction and the People’s Book Prize and was shortlisted for the British Book Awards and the Gordon Burn Prize. Her work has been widely anthologised and broadcast on radio, TV and film.

Her poem Pessimism is for Lightweights is on permanent display at The Peoples History Museum, Manchester.

Support from Jamaican-British poet and Sheffield Poet Laureate, Danae Wellington


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