By Joanna C. Valente
Here’s some music, new and old, you should listen to and check out:
Charles Mingus - “Peggy’s Blue Skylight”
An old jazz favorite worth playing again and again.
Lau Lau - Poseidon
This 2017 album by Finnish musician Lau Lau is truly inventive and wonderfully experimental.
Taleen Kali - “Baby Love”
LA-based musician Taleen Kali, a favorite of ours, released this cover of “Baby Love” originally as a Valentine’s Day treat, but has been on repeat for me this week.
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