Sarah Godsell

Liquid Bones

Sarah Godsell merges her work of educator, historian, and poet, in trying to understand how we think about narrative and power, how the past is alive in the present, and how we are alive in each other. She released her debut poetry collection, Seaweed Sky, with Poetree Publications in 2016, which was later shortlisted for the NIHSS Award for a creative collection.

Godsell’s Liquid Bones takes poems as needle and thread, weaving in small and big breaths, in magic and in memory, tracing in stitches, stitching inside stories, exploring the sky. Emotions are explored in soft black and white tones sometimes, in defiant blooming in other moments. All the poems are located in the world we live in, infused with the oppressions we are familiar with. Godsell explores her own part in these structures, above and below, sideways and inside out.

Oct 2018


Where and what to buy – Catalogue and bookshops

Busisiwe Mahlangu – Surviving Loss

Sarah Godsell – Liquid Bones

vangile gantshored cotton

danai mupotsa – feeling and ugly

various poets – Yesterdays and Imagining Realities:
An Anthology of South African Poetry

Liquid Bones, Sarah Godsell, Dr Sarah Godsell, historian, poet, lecturer, feminist poetry, African, South African, Mamelodi, pan african, impepho press
Liquid BonesSarah Godsell educator, historian, poet, debut poetry collection, Seaweed Sky, Poetree Publications, which was later shortlisted for the NIHSS Award for a creative collection. author of Liquid bones, founder of impepho press, pan african, feminist, impepho press,
Sarah Godsell