Joanna C. Valente is an MFA candidate in poetry writing at Sarah Lawrence College, where she is also a part-time mermaid. . Previous work has appeared in La Fovea, The 22 Magazine, The Westchester Review, Uphook Press, Tipton Poetry Journal, Owen Wister Review, The Medulla Review, among others. In 2011,Joanna received the American Society of Poet’s Prize. She founded and currently edits Yes, Poetry. She can be found at http://joannavalente.com.