With Love, Grief and Fury

Salena Godden

With Love, Grief and Fury by Salena Godden (Hardback ISBN 9781805303510) book cover

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2 May 2024

A collection full of comfort, vulnerability, rage and inspiration from one of the powerhouses of British poetry and award-winning novelist Salena Godden

With Love, Grief and Fury contains love poems, for people and the planet; grief poems brimming with compassion, sharing tears and mourning what was and contemplating what could be; and poems of fire and fury that will kick some ass, tell the truth and inspire change and hope.

Over thirty years after she first stormed the UK poetry scene, the trailblazing and award-winning writer Salena Godden has produced her most audacious and definitive collection to date. Like a big sister’s arm around your shoulder, With Love, Grief and Fury is important and nourishing for the soul.

“Heartfelt and surreal, uncompromising and tender, Godden holds the poem in the palm of her hand like a hummingbird”
Joelle Taylor

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“Sheer brilliance, every verse a revelation! This book belongs amongst the classics, and Godden herself is one of the greatest living British poets”
Nikita Gill

“Godden’s verses are firing on all cylinders and display how she is a master at arriving at universal emotional truths. Revelatory and heart stopping”
Mona Arshi

“Like a heart turned inside out … joyous and utterly revelatory”
Evie Wyld

“In these poems Salena reveals, with exquisite craft and tenderness, the sacred and profound”
Heidi James-dunbar

Salena Godden

Salena Godden FRSL is an award-winning author, poet, memoirist and broadcaster of Jamaican-mixed heritage based in London. 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 also been shortlisted for the 4thWrite short story prize, the Ted Hughes Award, Jerwood Compton Foundation, the Saboteur Awards and The Bridport Prize. Salena Godden is one of the UK’s foremost poets, often topping the bill at national and international literary events and festivals. She is widely anthologised and broadcast on BBC radio, TV and film. Her poem ‘Pessimism is for Lightweights’ is on permanent display at the People’s History Museum, Manchester. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of West Dean, Sussex, and a patron of Hastings Book Festival.

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