By Joanna C. Valente
Here’s some music, new and old, you should listen to and check out:
Bell Witch - Four Phantoms
If you like weird drone metal, this is for you. It makes you feel like you’re in a graveyard reading poetry.
Nico - Desertshore
Nico’s 1970 album is often forgotten, but she made a hallmark on music with her lonely voice and poignant, reflective lyrics.
Diamanda Galás - The Singer
Galas’ gorgeous, experimental, soulful voice is truly something else. She’s not to miss. Her cover of “I Put a Spell on You” is perfect.
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), 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