Salena Godden

Byline Festival's own Poet Laureate. Author of literary childhood memoir 'Springfield Road' which was successfully crowd funded and published with Unbound in 2014 and 'Fishing In The Aftermath: Poems 1994-2014' published with Burning Eye Books. Short fiction 'Blue Cornflowers' was shortlisted for the 4th Estate and Guardian short story prize in June 2016. And commissioned essay 'Shade' is published in ground breaking best seller 'The Good Immigrant'