Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, B-Side 02

i adapt to the unknown/ under wandering stars i’ve grown/ by myself but not alone by Ashley Miranda

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About the author:
Ashley Miranda is a latinx poet from Chicago. Their work has been previously featured by the Cotton Xenomorph, Memoir Mixtapes, Witch Craft Mag, MAKE magazine, and other publications. You can get a copy of their recent chapbook, dolores in spanish is pain, dolores in lolita is a girl, from Glass Poetry Press. Ashley tweets far too much and would love to be your friend on Twitter (@dustwhispers).

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, Track 20

Hope Might Break Through by Rachel Tanner

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Rachel Tanner is an Alabamian writer whose work has recently appeared in Tiny Molecules, Blanket Sea, Barren Magazine, and elsewhere. She tweets @rickit and more of her work can be found at https://neutralspaces.co/racheltanner.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, Track 19

On ‘Miserable’ by Lit by Lisa Mangini

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Lisa Mangini is the author of 4 chapbooks of poetry and prose and a book of poems. You can find her work in Ms. Magazine, McSweeney’s, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Southern Connecticut State University, and is the Founding Editor of Paper Nautilus. She lives in Central Pennsylvania, where she teaches at Penn State.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, Track 18

After Sunrise by Brian A. Salmons

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About the author:

Brian A. Salmons lives in Orlando, Florida. His work has appeared in Eyedrum Periodically, NonBinary Review, Ekphrastic Review, Poets Reading the News, The Light Ekphrastic, Eratio, and others, including an anthology forthcoming from YellowJacket Press. He is the host of @BrianAndTheNight, a poetry podcast on Facebook.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, Track 17

Vase with cloudy water (after Matthew Perryman Jones) by Rebecca Otter

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Rebecca Otter is a queer writer from Wilmington, North Carolina. She is a technical writer at a software company and a poetry editor and designer at semicolon literary journal. You can find her work in Homology Lit, X-R-A-Y, and Entropy Magazine. Keep up with her on Twitter @jinglebex.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, Track 16

2007 on stars & snow patrol & feeling alive by Savannah Sloane

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About the author:

Savannah Slone is a writer, editor, and English professor who currently dwells in the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in Split Lip Magazine, Paper Darts, The Indianapolis Review, Glass: A Poetry Journal, Crab Creek Review, FIVE:2:ONE, Pidgeonholes, decomP magazinE, Crab Fat Magazine, Pithead Chapel, Hobart Pulp, and elsewhere. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Homology Lit, as well as the author of Hearing the Underwater (Finishing Line Press, 2019) and This Body is My Own (Ghost City Press, 2019). She enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, and discussing intersectional feminism. You can read more of her work at www.savannahslonewriter.com.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, Track 14

A Darkened Sky (after Jewel) by E. Kristin Anderson

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E. Kristin Anderson is a poet and glitter enthusiast living mostly at a Starbucks somewhere in Austin, Texas. A Connecticut College alumna with a B.A. in classical studies, Kristin’s work has appeared in many magazines including The Texas Review, The Pinch, Barrelhouse Online, TriQuarterly, and FreezeRay Poetry. She is the editor of Come as You Are, an anthology of writing on 90s pop culture (Anomalous Press) and is the author of nine chapbooks of poetry including Pray Pray Pray: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (Porkbelly Press), Fire in the Sky (Grey Book Press), 17 seventeen XVII (Grey Book Press), and Behind, All You’ve Got (Semiperfect Press). Kristin is a poetry reader at Cotton Xenomorph and an editorial assistant at Sugared Water. Once upon a time she worked the night shift at The New Yorker. Find her online at EKristinAnderson.com and on twitter at @ek_anderson.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, Track 13

Bigger than my Bones by Jessica Nirvana Ram

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Jessica Nirvana Ram is a first-generation Indo-Guyanese daughter of immigrants. She self identifies as a poet and an essayist. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington and is a CNF editor for Honey & Lime Literary Magazine. Jessica claims home in Queens, NY and in Southeastern PA, being so close to the ocean nowadays is quite the change. Her musical obsessions at this moment in time include Ari Lennox and The Band Camino. You can find Jessica on twitter almost always @jessnirvanapoet.