Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, B-Sides

On “Days Like This” by Van Morrison by Madeleine Corley

About the Author:
Madeleine Corley writes mainly poetry, although she’s been delighting in longer forms as of late. She currently lives in Dublin, Ireland, and serves as Poetry Editor for Barren Magazine. When she’s not singing to herself in any socially acceptable location, she is poetizing nature and fathoming words like ‘pupil.’ Her work has appeared in DARK MARROW, Moonchild Magazine, and Anti-Heroin Chic. She loves her roommate’s dog.

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, B-Sides

Skinnamarink: Grandpa Bernie’s Villanelle by Gail Bello

About the Author:

Gail Bello is a playwright and poet from Waltham Massachusetts. Her work has been published in The Sandy River ReviewRipple Feminist Zine, Collective Unrest,Turnpike Magazine, Bonnie’s Crew, Sad Girl Review, Tiny Flames Press, Philosophical Idiot, Vamp Cat and Pussy Magic. She is thrilled and honored to be published in Memoir Mixtapes. Follow her on Twitter @AquajadeGail and her blog https://thaumaturgedramaturge.wordpress.com

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, B-Sides

Together // Alone by Federica Silvi

About the Author:
Federica grew up all over the place, but mostly in Italy; she now lives in London, where she works a 9-5 and scribbles eternally unfinished drafts on the Central Line at peak times. She has collaborated with an Italian online literary magazine as writer and editor, received a Pushcart nomination for one of her stories in English, and published work on Salomé, Dear Damsels, Memoir Mixtapes and more. Find her on Twitter as @edgwareviabank (reading suggestions, cat pictures and cake recipes always welcome).

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, B-Sides

If Not For You by Adrian Ernesto Cepeda

About the Author:
Adrian Ernesto Cepeda is the author of the full-length poetry collection Flashes & Verses… Becoming Attractions from Unsolicited Press, the poetry chapbook So Many Flowers, So Little Time from Red Mare Press, Between the Spine published with Picture Show Press and La Belle Ajar, inspired by Sylvia Plath’s 1963 novel, will be published by CLASH Books in 2020.
His poetry has been featured in Cultural Weekly, Frontier Poetry,  Yes, Poetry, 24Hr Neon Magazine, Red Wolf Editions, poeticdiversity, The Wild Word, The Fem, Pussy Magic Press, Tiferet Journal, Rigorous, Palette Poetry, Rogue Agent Journal, Tin Lunchbox Review, Redshift, Anti-Heroin Chic, Pasadena City College’s Inscape Magazine, Neon Mariposa Magazine, The Yellow Chair Review and Lunch Ticket’s Special Issue: Celebrating 20 Years of
Antioch University Los Angeles MFA in Creative Writing.

Adrian is an LA Poet with a BA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also a graduate of the MFA program at Antioch University in Los Angeles where he lives with his wife and their cat Woody Gold. You can connect with Adrian on his website: http://www.adrianernestocepeda.com/

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 22

OLLY OLLY by Alexa Smith

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About the author:
Alexa Smith grew up in D.C., studied theater in Pittsburgh, and now lives in Philadelphia, where she edits Apiary Magazine. You can find her poems in Entropy,Peach Mag, and Darkwood.

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 21

Beside the Green, Green Grass by Jennifer Walter

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About the author:
Jennifer Walter is currently an editorial assistant and staff writer for the national science magazine, Discover. In 2018, she founded Dad Rock Radio, an award-winning show that blends tales of family, grief, and loss with 80s alternative rock, alongside her sisters. She tweets as @therealjwalter and posts on Instagram as @rainbowwwsocks.

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 20

Freedumb, or something like it by Jon Johnson

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About the author:
For the most part, Jon Johnson has no clue what is going on. He enjoys creation and expression in many forms, and finds it best through whichever medium pops out at the moment. Follow Jon on social @jonneeringo, or visit him in Mallorca.

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 19

songs my parents listened to when they were still in love. by Wanda Deglane

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About the author:
Wanda Deglane is a Capricorn from Arizona. She is the daughter of Peruvian immigrants and attends Arizona State University. Her poetry has been published or forthcoming from Rust + Moth, Glass Poetry, L’Ephemere Review, and Yes Poetry, among other lovely places. Wanda is the author of Rainlily (2018), Lady Saturn (Rhythm & Bones, 2019), Venus in Bloom (Porkbelly Press, 2019), and Bittersweet (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2019).

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 18

Looking Out My Back Door by Erin L. Cork

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About the author:
Erin L. Cork lives in Missoula, Montana where she can be found writing and hiking in the mornings. She works the swing shift as a train dispatcher. She is addicted to music, coffee and trucker hats. She is currently editing her first novel. Her work can be found in X-R-A-Y Lit, Hypnopomp, Image OutWrite, and forthcoming in others. She is a contributing writer for Memoir Mixtapes’ song recommendations, recently received honorable mention for her short fiction in Glimmer Train, and was a finalist in the Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival.

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