Fishing In The Aftermath Poems 1994-2014
By Salena Godden
Original Paperback published by Burning Eye Books
'Fishing in the Aftermath' is a hair-raising ride through the process of the writer, the highs, the lows, the drinks, the lovers, the fights and the sex that she has embraced like a method actor in search of a character, and shared with audiences for over twenty years.
Like a 21st Century female Bukowski, Godden delivers her message straight and full strength. Not for the weak-kneed or faint-hearted, Salena is a hurricane of personality and energy, and the full force of the considerable talent that has made her a hit at literary festivals the world over is delivered here in all its frank glory.
Fishing In The Aftermath - Poems 1994-2014 includes over 80 pieces, page and performance poetry and prose. Fishing In The Aftermath marks twenty years of poetry rock and roll and the majority of the work included here is previously unpublished in book form.
'Her writing is urgent and detailed, colourful and clamorous.’
Iain Finlayson, The Times
'Salena Godden is a powerhouse.'
"Salena Godden is a tour de force. Rather than perfecting a style, Salena is style. Like most artists of note, there is no-one like her."
"She is everything the Daily Mail is terrified of."
"That's what women's emancipation is all about."
John Cooper Clarke
"The Doyenne of the spoken word scene"
Ian McMillan, BBC The Verb