|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.
Where and what to buy – Catalogue and bookshops
Busisiwe Mahlangu – Surviving Loss
Sarah Godsell – Liquid Bones
vangile gantsho – red cotton
danai mupotsa – feeling and ugly