BIO

 

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 the Dead (Unknown Press, 2018), Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), and is 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 Civil Coping Mechanisms and Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Brooklyn Magazine, Prelude, BUST, Spork Press, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets.

Joanna Valente's Articles

Innocent women are the prey for Dracula — showing that no woman is safe, much like now. (image via Wikicommons)

Dracula Is Really Just Every Rapist And Abuser You Know

What's more emblematic of the horrors of patriarchy than Dracula films and literature?
Joanna Valente of Luna Luna Magazine    |   02.7.18 12am   |   SHARE
No one wants to admit to being raped.

People Die Because Of Harvey Weinstein. Enough Is Enough.

Not all rapists look or act like rapists. Some of the men who abused me are considered “nice people.”
Joanna Valente    |   10.16.17 11am   |   SHARE