Salena Godden

Season 1, Episode 5


It’s poetry week on Book Shambles as Robin and Josie are joined by poet Salena Godden to talk about everything from Lenny Bruce and Elizabeth Smart to the virtues of writing in your books. In pen.


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Reading List

Salena recommends:

The work of Nick Cave

The work of Leonard Cohen

The work of PJ Harvey

My Tits are More Feminist Than Your Tits by Salena Godden

Springfield Road by Salena Godden

Lenny: The Real Story of Lenny Bruce by Valerie Smith

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict by William S. Burroughs

Boy Wonder by James Robert Baker

The Things You Do by Deborah Delano

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart

Everything Crash by Tim Wells

The Eejit Pit by Jenny Lindsay

The Woman Who Was Not There by Joelle Taylor

Robin recommends:

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

How to Talk Dirty and Influence People by Lenny Bruce

Queer by William S. Burroughs

Off the Road by Carolyn Cassady

Angry Woman edited by Vivian Vale

The Joke’s On Us by Morwenna Banks and Amanda Swift

Fun Home by Alison Bechtel

All the Devils Are Here by David Seabrook

The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson

The Robin Williams Scrapbook by Stephen Spignesi

Josie recommends:

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys

The work of Derrick C. Brown

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