BY JOANNA C. VALENTE
David Lynch is a strange beast. Whether you love him or hate him, or think his art is brilliant or completely unreachable, he definitely has tunneled his dreams and nightmares into art. The versatility of his output, from film and TV to visual art and music, does illustrate his ability to turn the intangible and ethereal into something. Several years ago, Lynch created two playlists that have inspired his films (and have been included in the scores), such as Inland Empire, and his solo album, The Big Dream.
These songs might inspire you too. Or you know, just be an interesting listen.
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014),The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015), Marys of the Sea (Operating System, 2017), Sexting Ghosts (Unknown Press, 2018), Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), and the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM, 2017). They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in Brooklyn Magazine, Prelude, BUST, Spork Press, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente