A poetic call for mindfulness, creativity, and analog real-world connection in an increasingly disconnected world from singer-songwriter Valerie June.
Maps for the Modern World is a collection of poems and original illustrations about cultivating community, awareness, and harmony with our surroundings as we move fearlessly toward our dreams.
I love you
Like a fall leaf dancing
And twirling in the wind
Returning to the warm earth
Valerie June Hockett is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Tennessee. She’s been hailed by The New York Times as one of America’s “most intriguing, fully formed new talents.” She has recorded three critically acclaimed, best-selling solo albums and has also written songs for legendary artists such as Mavis Staples and The Blind Boys of Alabama. She is also the author of the children's book, Somebody to Love: The Story of Valerie June's Sweet Little Baby Banjolele, published by Jack White’s Third Man Books. When she’s not touring, she splits her time between Tennessee and New York.