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Talking Paper podcast: Lisa Marie Basile & Joanna C. Valente

On this episode of Talking Paper on Radio Free Brooklyn, Christian Niedan interviews Lisa Marie Basile and Joanna C. Valente, who are the founding editor-in-chief and managing editor, respectively, of Luna Luna Magazine. Since 2013, Luna Luna has served as "a growing community and online diary interested in art, feminism, literature, opinion, sex and the occult" with content generally divided between dark and light sections. During the interview, Basile and Valente read a selection of their poetry. Afterward, Christian reads Olivia Kate Cerrone's Luna Luna essay, "Tarot As Family Therapy," as well as an occult-themed excerpt from Lothar Müller's book, "White Magic: The Age of Paper."

You can also read Christian's July 2016 print-version Talking Paper interview with Lisa and Joanna.

Talking Paper Interview Series: Lisa Marie Basile and Joanna C. Valente

Talking Paper Interview Series: Lisa Marie Basile and Joanna C. Valente

Lisa Marie Basile and Joanna C. Valente are the founding editor-in-chief and managing editor, respectively, of Luna Luna Magazine—described by its website as "a conversation, dreamer's diary, lit magazine & confessional," with content generally divided between dark and light sections. Basile (who also serves as Luna Luna's creative director) is the author of Apocryphal (Noctuary Press, University of Buffalo), as well as chapbooks that include Andalucia (Poetry Society of New York). Valente is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press), and a forthcoming full-length collection, Marys of the Sea (ELJ Publications). She founded Yes, Poetry in 2010, and has a forthcoming chapbook, Xenos (Agape Editions).

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