Memoir Mixtapes Vol.4, B-Sides

On “No Children” by The Mountain Goats by Blair Ault

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About the author:
Blair Ault is a high school government and economics teacher in Houston, Texas. To say this has been the strangest year to be a teacher in a city that started with a biblical flood and is now venturing into weekly political activism doesn’t quite capture the awe, despair, luck, and compassion she’s felt every day. Someday she wants to be a librarian, but for now she is content to practice her storytelling through writing or performance in monthly events like Grown-Up Storytime or the Moth StorySlam. Her cats would expect to be mentioned although mostly they are furry obstacles to any accomplishment.

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On “American Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers by D. Quentin Paquette

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About the author:
D. Quentin Paquette is a native Virginian who has been transplanted to the north. He fears he may be one of those southern writers who take forever to not quite get to the point, if there even is a point. He can be found outside of Philadelphia, telling and living stories with his wife and daughters.

His work has been previously published in Eunoia Review, Deep Water Literary Journal, and Thread Literary.

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Rosa- Summer Beauty on a wet, English Lawn by Rob Clark

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About the author:
Rob Clark is a twenty something writer and poet. He is completely, utterly and irrevocably: lost.
Twitter & Instagram: Robgclark_

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Stars above the barren trees by Sam Rasnake

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About the author:
Sam Rasnake once wrote, “If I could be a book, I’d choose Narrow Road to the Interior by Bashō for journey, Bishop’s Geography III for perfection, or Kafka’s The Metamorphosis for its truth. If I could be a painting, anything by Hopper. And music? Kind of Blue by Miles Davis or at least Bill Evans’ piano on “So What”. Film? That’s an easy choice: Kieślowski’s camera.” His poetry, flash fiction, and non-fiction have been widely published, and his music can be found on Show Yourself by Radio On – available at CDBaby, Amazon digital music, iTunes, youtube.

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On “Helpless” by Sugar by Kate Gehan

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About the author: 
Kate Gehan’s writing has appeared in McSweeny’s Internet Tendency, Literary Mama, The
Stockholm Review, Sundog Lit, Split Lip Magazine, People Holding, WhiskeyPaper, CHEAP
POP and others. She is nonfiction editor at Pithead Chapel. Say hello @StateofKate and find her
work at www.kategehan.wordpress.com.

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On “Everything Will Be Alright” by The Killers by Tomas Zegarra

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Tomas Zegarra is a recent graduate of Boise State University’s undergraduate creative writing program. He has published essays and articles in Student Selects (Boise State student literary magazine), The Prepper Journal, and the blog at Upland Optics. He currently works as a marketing content writer for a couple of online publications.

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Sunrise Sunset by Alan Harris

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About the author:
Alan Harris is a hospice volunteer who helps patients write memoirs, letters, and poetry. Harris is the recipient of the 2014 John Clare Poetry Prize as well as the 2015 Tompkins Poetry Award from Wayne State University. Harris is a two-time Pushcart nominee. His first chapbook of poetry, “Hospice Bed Conversations,” has been nominated for a Midland Author’s Award. Most recently his work has appeared in Snapdragon, Temenos and The Great Lakes Review.

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On “Cranes in the Sky” by Solange by Lorraine Steriopol

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Lorraine Steriopol is an ordinary girl with an innate lust for the extraordinary. Singer, songwriter, and generally an over-dramatic person overall, she occupies her time with shounen anime when she’s not in the office managing countless social media accounts. She writes things because she has always written things, and simply does not know how to stop. Find her all over the worldwide web under the
username @llorias.

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The Best Songs, The Best Life by Terry Barr

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About the author:
Terry Barr is the author of the essay collection, Don’t Date Baptists and Other Warnings from My Alabama Mother (Third Lung Press) and the upcoming collection, We Might As Well Eat: How to Survive Tornados, Alabama Football, and Your Southern Family. His work has appeared in Full Grown People, storySouth, The Bitter Southerner, Eyedrum Periodically, Eclectica, and Vol 1 Brooklyn. He blogs at medium.com/@terrybarr, and lives in Greenville, SC, with his family.

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I’ve Got a Book of Love by Priyanka Padidam

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About the author:
Priyanka Padidam is a student in Massachusetts, but not for much longer. Her writing has appeared in
Transcendence and the Tufts Observer. If there’s one thing she’s good at, it’s making extremely specific
playlists. There are probably more things. Find her on Twitter @djpaprika.

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