Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 22

OLLY OLLY by Alexa Smith

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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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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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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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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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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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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 17

More Lies About Sisters by Allie Marini

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Allie Marini is a cross-genre writer holding degrees from both Antioch University of Los Angeles & New College of Florida. She has been a finalist for Best of the Net and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her masthead credits include Lucky Bastard Press,Lunch Ticket, Spry Literary Journal, The Weekenders Magazine, Mojave River Press, & The Bookshelf Bombshells. She has published a number of chapbooks, including Pictures from the Center of The Universe (Paper Nautilus, winner of the Vella Prize) and Southern Cryptozoology: A Field Guide to Beasts of the Southern Wild (Hyacinth Girl Press, finalist for the SFPA’s Elgin Award for 2 consecutive years.) In addition to her work on the page, Allie was a member of Oakland’s 2017 National Slam Team. A native Floridian now freezing to death in the Bay Area, Allie writes poetry, fiction, and essays. She can be found online @kiddeternity or to book, contact Sugar Booking Entertainment, sugarbookingentertainment@gmail.com.

 

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 16

The Heart of the Blue Whale by Nica Bengzon

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Nica Bengzon is a Filipino writer who is currently working towards her MA in Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines, and (mis)educating the youth at the Ateneo de Manila University. Her work has been published in Rambutan Literary and the Philippines Graphic, among others. Tweet her pictures of large bodies of water at @mgaoceanocean.

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 15

Timeline of a Car Crash by Carly Madison Taylor

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Carly Madison Taylor is a poet, songwriter, and essayist living in Buffalo, NY. She earned her BA in Creative Writing and Dance Studies from Knox College in 2016. More of her work can be found at Vamp Cat Magazine, Rag Queen Periodical and forthcoming at Blanket Sea Magazine. She’s on Twitter @carma_t and Instagram @car_ma_t.

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 14

On “ocean eyes” by Billie Eilish by Kim Witbeck

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Kim Witbeck is a communications analyst who lives in Oregon and practices fictionalizing various annoyances, life questions, and media obsessions in her spare time. She is currently working on her first historical fiction novel. You can find Kim on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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