BY JOANNA C. VALENTE
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015), Marys of the Sea (2017, The operating system), Xenos (2016, Agape Editions), & Sexting the dead (2017, unknown press).
Joanna received an MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and is also the founder of Yes, Poetry, as well as the managing editor for CCM. Some of their writing has appeared in Prelude, The Atlas Review, The Feminist Wire, BUST, Pouch, and elsewhere. Joanna also teaches workshops at Brooklyn Poets.