5 Poems to Read Alongside Geo Metro's Album 'Ravage 2099'
By Joanna C. Valente
Geo Metro released their first album several months ago, which is perfect to listen to when you need something to write to - or just bring you into a strangely calm world and out of the sometimes frustrating realities of our actual lives. Poetry and music go hand in hand, often linked by rhythm and an otherworldly, out of body experience bringing us somewhere else.
This is why I paired five of the songs on Geo Metro's album, Ravage 2099, alongside a poem. Check them out below:
Read: Mare by Mariel Fechik
2. Dark Park
Read: The Tree of Knowledge by Shane McCrae
3. Vague Flaw
Read: Heavy by Hieu Minh Nguyen
Read: If All My Relationships Fail and I Have No Children Do I Even Know What Love Is by Patrick Rosal
Read: Pity me and the river and the sea by Rax King
But, don't forget to check out the video for their song "Aye Sere," which is kind of perfect to watch when you just want to chill and zone out:
You can access and download the full album, Ravage 2099, here and below:
Joanna C. Valente is a ghost who lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015), Marys of the Sea (The Operating System, 2017), Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), and Sexting Ghosts (Unknown Press, 2018). They are the editor of A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM, 2017), and received a MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is also the founder of Yes, Poetry, a managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine and CCM, as well as an instructor at Brooklyn Poets. Some of their writing has appeared in Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, Them, Prelude, Apogee, Spork, The Feminist Wire, and elsewhere.