Memoir Mixtapes Vol.10, Track 10

self-portrait of the artist in love as mitski’s be the cowboy with red lipstick & ice (after Kaveh Akbar, after Sara Mae) by Adrienne Novy

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About the author:
Adrienne Novy is a writer, musician, and Bettering American Poetry and Pushcart Prize nominee currently living in Saint Paul, MN. She is the author of trisomy 22 and Crowd Surfing With God (Half Mystic Press, 2018). Her most recent work can be found in ENTROPY’s series The Birds and FlyPaper Magazine, and has previously been published in NAILED Magazine, Rising Phoenix Press, among others. She loves My Chemical Romance and she loves being alive.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.10, Track 9

On a Maddening Loop by C.C. Russell

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About the author:
C.C. Russell lives in Wyoming with his wife and daughter. His writing has recently appeared in such places as Tahoma Literary Review, Word Riot, Rattle, The Meadow, and The Colorado Review. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and Best of the Net. He has held jobs in a wide range of vocations—everything from graveyard shift convenience store clerk to retail management, with stops along the way as dive bar DJ and swimming pool maintenance. He has also lived in New York and Ohio. He can be found on Twitter @c_c_russell.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.10, Track 8

Wanted by Lisa Fleck Dondiego

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About the author:
Lisa Fleck Dondiego’s poems have appeared in The Westchester Review, Haibun Today, and in several anthologies, including Red Moon Press’s yearly anthology and in the Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley’s A Slant of Light. She has read locally at Cornelia St. Café and the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, and has taught in the Learning to See workshop series at the Greenburgh Library in Westchester. Her chapbook, A Sea Change, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. She lives in Ossining, NY, with her husband.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.10, Track 7

in the summer / it’s a pity by Jessie Lynn McMains

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Jessie Lynn McMains is a poet, writer, and publisher. They were the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Racine, WI, and currently write a reoccuring column for Pussy Magic. They are the author of multiple chapbooks, most recently The Girl With The Most Cake and forget the fuck away from me. You can find their personal website at recklesschants.net, or follow them on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram @rustbeltjessie

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.10, Track 6

If You Don’t Want to Be with Me Just Say & I Will Go by Marisa Crane

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Marisa Crane is a queer writer whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Wigleaf Top 50, The Rumpus, Jellyfish Review, Hobart, Pithead Chapel, Crab Fat Magazine, Okay Donkey, and elsewhere. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, Our Debatable Bodies (Animal Heart Press, 2019). Originally from Allentown, PA, she now lives in San Diego, CA with her wife.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.10, Track 5

Volcano by Lisa Magnini

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Lisa Mangini is the author of a book of poems and four chapbooks of poetry and prose. Her work has been featured in McSweeney’s, Mid-American Review, Louisiana Literature, Memoir Mixtapes, and Ms. Magazine. She holds an MFA from Southern Connecticut State University, and is the Founding Editor of Paper Nautilus, a small press. She teaches English and creative writing at Penn State, and lives in the Nittany Valley with her husband and cat. For more, visit lisamangini.wordpress.com.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.10, Track 4

Semi-Charmed by Emily Banks

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Emily Banks is the author of Mother Water (Lynx House Press, 2019). Her poems and essays have appeared in The Cortland Review, The Southampton Review, Borderlands, Superstition Review, New South, Glass (Poets Resist), and other journals. She lives in Atlanta, where she is a doctoral candidate at Emory University.

 

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.10, Track 3

Cusp by Jennifer Smith Gray

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Jennifer Smith Gray lives, works, and writes in the Scarborough Bluffs area of Toronto. Much of the inspiration for her writing comes from memories of her time in Northern Ontario, where she was born and lived before heading south years ago. Jennifer’s work has been shortlisted for the FreeFall Magazine Annual Prose Contest, and published in Birkensnake 6 and CommuterLit. There is more at www.jennifersmithgray.com.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.10, Track 2

One Wednesday Listening to “Con Los Años Que Me Quedan” by Anri Wheeler

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About the author:
Anri Wheeler is a New Yorker living in Massachusetts, a writer, and mother to three strong daughters from whom she learns daily. She is an antiracist educator who facilitates equity and inclusion-centered learning with graduate students, parents, and nonprofit organizations. When not writing or teaching, she is a marathoner and former pastry cook who loves baking for loved ones. She is working on a book-length memoir.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.1, Track 1

After “Life’s a Dream” by Rhiannon Conley

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About the author:
Rhiannon Conley is a poet and writing instructor living in North Dakota. Her work has appeared in Occulum, Literary Mama, Longleaf Review, the Penn Review, Rust + Moth, Exposition Review, Stirring, Sidereal and more. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2016 and 2018 and for Best of the Net in 2018. Her first chapbook, Less Precious, was published by Semiperfect Press in 2017. She writes an irregular newsletter of short poetic essays called Smol Talks and more regularly Tweets @RhiannonAdmidas.