Salena Godden has been described as ‘The doyenne of the spoken word scene’ (Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 3’s The Verb); &l squo;The Mae West madam of the salon’ (The Sunday Times) and as ‘everything the Daily Mail is terrified of’ (Kerrang! M agazine). She performs and writes poetry, fiction, lyrics and memoir. Her most recent book of poems, Under the Pier, was published by Nasty Little Press in 2011. She's also known as The General of The Book Club Boutique, London's louchest literary salon, and as lead singer and lyricist of SaltPeter, alongside composer Peter Coyte. She's appeared as a guest on Woman’s Hour, Click Radio, From Fact To Fiction, The Verb and as a guest poet on R4's Saturday Live. She writes and presents radio programmes with award-winning producer Rebecca Maxted, they are currently making a new documentary to be aired later this year. Their first programme Stir it Up! - 50 Years of Writing Jamaica was aired on BBC Radio 4, it included excerpts from Salena's literary memoir Springfield Road which is being published by Unbound (unbound.co.uk).