Salena Godden - Pessimism is for Lightweights

  • Salena Godden - Pessimism is for Lightweights

Salena Godden - Pessimism is for Lightweights


Released22nd June 2018
Catalogue 9781912722136
Barcode 9781912722136

Pessimism is for Lightweights: 13 Pieces of Courage and Resistance

A collection of 13 pieces of courage and resistance, these are poems written for, during and after attending 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, asylum seekers, immigration and identity. This work reminds us that Courage is a Muscle, it also contains a letter from the spirit of Hope herself, because as the title suggests, Pessimism is for Lightweights.

Salena Godden is one of Britain’s foremost spoken word artists and poets whose electrifying live performances and BBC radio broadcasts have earned her a devoted following. She is the author of the collections, Under The Pier, Fishing in the Aftermath: Poems 1994-2014, and the literary memoir Springfield Road. Her live spoken word album LIVEwire was released with indie spoken word label Nymphs and Thugs and shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for new work in poetry 2017.

First edition press is limited to 500 copies. 

Artist Salena Godden
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