A Life in Silence

Silence used to make me uncomfortable. It sometimes still does, like dark closets left open at night, even if for a brief moment.In the subway, I listen to Electric Wizard...
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Joanne Valente

Joanna 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 #Survivor (forthcoming, The Operating System), and 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

​Enrica Angiolini

​Enrica Angiolini is an illustrator and comic colorist. Raised in a family rich with creativity, she developed a deep love for art—illustration and photography, in particular. She studied foreign languages in high school and university, gaining a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Culture. In 2015, she started her career in comics, and soon after got her first full series with Titan Comics, Warhammer 40,000. Enrica is now working for them as colorist on Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor, The Steel Prince, and No World.


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