Sarah Godsell is a poet and a historian. She has grown up in Jo’burg, and has a deep love for this city. She began performing in 2009, and first performed at Poetry Delight in Johannesburg and at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. She co-hosted the music & poetry evenings Freshly Sliced. She has also performed at a variety of shows, including the intimate conversations with women through poetry and music, The Kats Kum out to Play; Jozi House of Poetry; Sanaa Africa 2013 and 1000 People Boogy, and Capital Letters Poetry Marathon. Sarah has been featured in SA Fm’s Poetry in the Air in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and has also been interviewed on 702, Power FM, SABC 2’s Expressions and SABC Morning Live.
Her work has been published in Botsotso online, and she contributed to first artistic response to the Marikana Massacre: Marikana, a moment in time, an anthology published by Geko in 2013. She is featured in the Spoken Word anthology ‘Home is where the mic is’, published in 2015. In 2014 Sarah co-conceptualised, workshopped, and performed ‘Human4Human’, a poetry ensemble that grew into a theatre show. This had performances in 2014 at the Afrikan Freedom Station and the Joburg Theatre, and in 2015 at the Lier Theatre at the University of Pretoria.