A Memoir Mixtapes Special Feature

Maybe I’ll Die Young Like Heroes Die by E. Kristin Anderson

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About the author:
E. Kristin Anderson is a poet, Starbucks connoisseur, and glitter enthusiast living in Austin, Texas. She is the editor of Come as You Are, an anthology of writing on 90s pop culture (Anomalous Press), and Hysteria: Writing the female body (Sable Books, forthcoming).  Kristin is the author of nine chapbooks of poetry including A Guide for the Practical Abductee (Red Bird Chapbooks), 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, forthcoming). Kristin is an assistant poetry editor at The Boiler and an editorial assistant at Sugared Water. Once upon a time she worked nights at The New Yorker. Find her online at EKristinAnderson.com and on twitter at @ek_anderson.

A Crowdsourced Valentine’s Day Playlist from Memoir Mixtapes

This week we asked you to share your favorite Valentine’s Day songs — the good, the bad, the angry, and the heartbroken — and you delivered. We’re so excited to share this crowdsourced Valentine’s Day Playlist with you all.

For your listening pleasure, here is the big ol’ list of your picks for the best Valentine’s Day songs. Over 150 tracks to cover every imaginable emotion. Over 9 hours of music to heal your achy, breaky heart (sorry, that song’s not on there).

Special shout out to Sarah Nichols, whose recommendation for Los Ageless inspired this undertaking.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

A Memoir Mixtapes Special Feature

What David Bowie Taught Me About Art, Death, and Letting Go by Grace Loh Prasad

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About the author:
Grace Loh Prasad was born in Taiwan and raised in New Jersey and Hong Kong before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. Grace received her MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, and is an alumna of the VONA workshop for writers of color along with residencies at Hedgebrook and the Ragdale Foundation. Her essays have appeared in Catapult, Jellyfish Review, Ninth Letter, The Manifest-Station, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and Hedgebrook Journal, and she is a contributor to the anthology Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity and Coming to America. Grace is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto and Seventeen Syllables, an Asian American writers collective. She is currently finishing her memoir entitled The Translator’s Daughter (www.translatorsdaughter.com).