Memoir Mixtapes Vol.4, Track 9

80s. Love. Song. by Tom Stern

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About the author:
Tom Stern is the author of the novels My Vanishing Twin (Rare Bird Books, 2017) and Sutterfeld, You Are Not A Hero (Rare Bird Books, 2015).  His words have also appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Monkeybicycle,and Hypertext Magazine. Tom holds a BA in Philosophy from Eckerd College and an MFA in Film Production from Chapman University. He writes and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Cheryl, and his daughter, Ramona.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.4, Track 7

Pissing by Gabrielle Gilbert

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About the author:
Gabrielle Gilbert has left Pratt Institute with a Bachelor’s degree in writing as proof, as well as many ghosts and student loans. Her weird words have been published in multiple issues of Selfish magazine and multiple issues of Alien Mouth, as well as Dum Dum Zine, Vanilla Sex Magazine, Crab Fat Magazine, Witch Craft Magazine and Literary Orphans. She also has a book! A chapbook. Which can be found through Dancing Girl Press under the title Change of Engagement. She has found her saving grace in Memoir Mixtapes and has been featured in their first two issues, as well as a B-Side for issue 3Her Instagram is sometimes @gabbigilbert and she is sometimes living in Portland, ME.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.4, Track 6

Don’t Stop Me Now//Queen by Danny McLaren

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About the author:
Danny is a queer writer, poet, photographer, and musician from Toronto. They are currently an undergraduate student majoring in gender studies, with an interest in equity, inclusivity, and diversity-related work. They often explore themes associated with mental health, gender, and identity in their work. They are an editor and co-founder of an arts and culture magazine called Alien Pub, and has poems published in a number of online literature journals. Twitter: @starrychiild @alienpubmag

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.4, Track 5

On “Push” by The Cure by Adam Sear

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About the author:
Adam Sear lives in Northamptonshire, England. When not busy earning a living teaching, he writes short stories and creative non-fiction. He is currently studying part-time for an MA in Creative Writing with the Open University and has contributed to The Cabinet of Heed. He also has a forthcoming piece in the Riggwelter journal. His many interests include: music, cosmology, sci-fi, history and the natural world. Strong tea, no sugar please. You can follow him on Twitter, if you like: https://twitter.com/Q_V_B_M

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.4, Track 4

O, Pioneers by Debby Wolfinsohn

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About the author:
Debby Wolfinsohn has written for the Austin American-Statesman, Spin, and MTV.com. Her artwork has appeared in the New York Times. She has written television pilots (Gigantic) and screenplays (Nowhere) and edited films (Friends Forever, High School Record). Her ‘zine, Satan Wears A Bra, is a a permanent part of the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Archives in Cleveland and the Fales Riot Grrrl Archives at NYU. Born in Detroit, she has lived in Madison, Oakland, and Brooklyn, currently residing in Austin, Texas, where she writes YA novels and raises her family. In her old life, she played guitar with her band, the Speed Queens, completing two US tours and recording two records (released on Sympathy for the Record Industry) before the whole thing exploded like a Chevy van on a remote Florida highway (true story). Find her at debbywolfinsohn.com or on twitter @debbywolfinsohn

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.4, Track 3

Crux by M.Stone

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About the author:
M. Stone is a bookworm, birdwatcher, and stargazer who writes poetry and fiction while living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in San Pedro River Review, Star 82 Review, UCity Review, and numerous other journals. Find her on Twitter @writermstone and at writermstone.wordpress.com.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.4, Track 2

An Anthem for Sad Girls Who Don’t Know Heartbreak, But Do Know the Bible by Hannah Gordon

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About the author:
Hannah Gordon is a writer and editor from Detroit. She’s the managing editor of CHEAP POP. Her stories can be found or are forthcoming in Hypertrophic Literary, Jellyfish Review, Synaesthesia Magazine, WhiskeyPaper, and more. When she’s not writing, she’s hanging out with her cat and watching cooking competitions. You can follow her on Twitter at @_hannahnicole.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.4, Track 1

On “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac by Karissa Morton

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About the author:
Karissa Morton is originally from Iowa & currently lives in Texas.  Her work can be found in Cream City Review, The Indiana Review, Guernica, The Paris-American, Sonora Review, Devil’s Lake, & Crab Orchard Review, among other places.