By Joanna C. Valente
Here’s some music, new and old, you should listen to and check out:
Richard Swift - “As I Go”
Swift was an underrated musician all throughout his life. This is my favorite song from his 2005 album, The Novelist / Walking Without Effort.
Garbage - “Starman”
Garbage just covered David Bowie’s hit song and it’s a really, really good contender that is worth listening to. Shirley Manson’s got it.
Andrew Hill - “Illusion”
This jazz pianist was a giant who is often still underappreciated. Get to know his work. It’s amazing.
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Sexting Ghosts, Xenos, No(body) (forthcoming, Madhouse Press, 2019), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault. They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Them, Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente