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LIVEwire Limited Edition Zine £5 or LIVEwire Tote Bag £5


Special Edition Zine: £5.00
High quality 36-page, full colour pamphlet, containing sleeve notes, the LIVEwire collection of poems and photos. Designed by Mark Coverdale.

Special Edition tote bag: £5.00
Digitally printed canvas tote bag, designed to look like a newspaper front page with LIVEwire poems for headlines. Ideal gift for the person in your family that CAN be bovvered!! Designed by Mark Coverdale.

Shortlisted for The Ted Hughes Award

Shortlisted for 'Best Spoken Word Performer' Saboteur Awards 2017

LIVEwire features brand new work and live material from literary childhood memoir Springfield Road (Unbound), Fishing in The Aftermath – Poems 1994-2014 (Burning Eye) Under The Pier (Nasty Little Press) and The Good Immigrant (Unbound)

From the Ted Hughes judges:
"LIVEwire captures the best of a live presence – at turns moving, powerful and unflinching – which is hard for an award to recognise. It provides a gateway to poetry that is too easily dismissed as ‘spoken word’, but is an essential part of our poetry culture."

Double album vinyl edition available via

Digital download 'LIVEwire' through Nymphs and Thugs Bandcamp site:

"A spoken word album that truly is electric." 5* The i Paper

"Everybody needs to hear #LIVEwire." Prowl House

"Godden is at the vanguard of this particular publishing moment." The Empathy Library

"Go see this girl - she's an angel in boxing gloves." Mike Garry

"SG rocks the fuck out of the discoteque!" Irvine Welsh

The first run of the 'Summer of LOVEwire' UK tour will see Salena Godden perform alongside N&T label mates, Louise Fazackerley, Toria Garbutt and Matt Abbott. Join us!! Norwich (10 May), Peterborough (11 May), Chelmsford (12 May), London (19 May), Manchester (24 May), Leeds (25 May) and Derby (26 May)

Please go to Nymphs and Thugs shop for more info and LIVEwire goodies. The vinyl will be released in May 2017 and is available for pre-order plus 'my tits are more feminist than your tits' T-shirts and more...

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