By Joanna C. Valente
Here’s some music, new and old, you should listen to and check out:
Kelsey Lu - “I’m Not In Love”
Lu’s cover of “I’m Not In Love” is dreamy and melancholic, a definite summer favorite.
EERA - Reflection of Youth
EERA’s 2017 album is raw, vulnerable, and an angry meditation on survival in the modern world. My favorite: “Christine.”
Ajna - Further Intrusion
Ajna, a Long Island-based ambient musician, released an EP this year that is both spooky, creepy, and delicate.
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