Join us for a night of readings featuring Luna Luna writers presenting on the topic of Self-Love:
Denise Jarrott is the author of NYMPH (vegetarian alcoholic press) and two chapbooks, Nine Elegies (dancing girl press) and Herbarium (forthcoming from sorority mansion, 2019). She is currently at work on a series of essays in conversation with Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse. She grew up in Iowa and currently lives in Brooklyn.
Lisa Marie Basile is a poet, essayist and editor living in New York City. She's the founder of Luna Luna Magazine, the author of Nympholepsy (a poetry collection) and Light Magic for Dark Times, a collection of practices and rituals for intentional living. Her work can be found in The New York Times, Narratively, Sabat Magazine, Best American Poetry, Healthline, The Best American Experimental Writing Anthology and more. She received a Masters degree in writing from NYC’s The New School.
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) (forthcoming, Madhouse Press, 2019), 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.
Erin Khar is the author of HEROINE, forthcoming from Park Row Books in 2020. Her work has been featured many places, including Marie Claire, SELF, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Upworthy, and Cosmonauts Avenue. Her weekly advice column, Ask Erin, can be read on Ravishly.
Cooper Wilhelm is a communist and a witch and the author of three collections of poetry, most recently a chapbook of poems about pigs from Business Bear Press called Swine Song. To ask him for card readings or to yell at him on the Internet, go to CooperWilhelm.com or on Twitter @CooperWilhelm.
Stephanie Valente lives in Brooklyn, NY. She has published Hotel Ghost (Bottlecap Press, 2015) and waiting for the end of the world (Bottlecap Press, 2017) and has work included in Susan, TL;DR, and Cosmonauts Avenue. Sometimes, she feels human.
When the world around you turns dark, tap into the light. If you're having a hard time finding that light, facing trauma and division, or want to send healing vibes to a friend, the inspired, easy-to-do spells of Light Magic for Dark Times can assist.
Luna Luna magazine’s Lisa Marie Basile shares inspired$15.95ISBN: 9781937865955Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more detailsPublished: Civil Coping Mechanisms - November 9th, 2017
"Good love stories aren't interesting to read about. Thankfully, DUMBHEART/STUPIDFACE provides a wonderful reprieve; Wilhelm writes the brutal truths of what it means to love someone with a detached ferocity generally observed in nature, as when a tiger devours a deer. And it is as exciting to watch." -Bijan Stephen.