“Siren Songs is a place where raw, honest explorations of the self are published. I am most interested in publishing work by those who are exploring trauma, pain, identity, gender, and sexuality – especially by those who identify as queer/trans/non-binary, women, and POC. My own poetry focuses on isolating bizarre and absurd moments in the mundane—and explores the unexplainable supernatural world while remaining colloquial. You could say a surreal yet blunt aesthetic is my jam.” –Joanna C. Valente, CCM Managing Editor and editor of CCM Siren Songs
Debuting as part of CCM’s Fall 2017 Catalogue, the first two titles forthcoming from CCM Siren Songs: In this Quiet Church of the Night, I Say Amen by Devin Kelly and DUMBHEART/STUPIDFACE by Cooper Wilhelm.
Available now from CCM Siren Songs, A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault.
ABOUT SIREN SONGS EDITOR
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 (The Operating System, 2017), Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016) and the editor of A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM, 2017). Joanna received a MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and is also the founder of Yes, Poetry, a managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine and CCM, as well as an instructor at Brooklyn Poets. Some of Joanna’s writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Brooklyn Magazine, Prelude, Apogee, Spork, The Feminist Wire, BUST, and elsewhere.