Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 17

More Lies About Sisters by Allie Marini

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About the author:
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.

 

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 16

The Heart of the Blue Whale by Nica Bengzon

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About the author:
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.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 15

Timeline of a Car Crash by Carly Madison Taylor

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About the author:
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.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 14

On “ocean eyes” by Billie Eilish by Kim Witbeck

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About the author:
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.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 13

The Girls/Boys and The Band by Emily Harrison

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About the author:
Emily Harrison uses writing as an escape from reality and doesn’t drink enough water. She can be found on Twitter @emily__harrison, and has had work published withEllipsis Zine, Storgy, Soft Cartel, Retreat West, and Riggwelter Press to name a few.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 12

Take What Comes by Sara Lippmann

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About the author:
Sara Lippmann‘s collection Doll Palace (Dock Street Press) was long-listed for the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She was the recipient of an artist’s fellowship in fiction from New York Foundation for the Arts, and her work has appeared widely in print and online, notably Slice Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, Diagram, Midnight Breakfast, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn. Find her at saralippmann.com.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 11

On “The Battle of Evermore” by Led Zeppelin by Douglas Menagh

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About the author:
Douglas Menagh is a writer based in New York City. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. He writes reviews for New Noise Magazine and song recommendations for Memoir Mixtapes. His writing has also appeared in Lunch Ticket,Meow Meow Pow Pow, HOOT Review, and Annotation Nation.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 10

Rain by Joaquin Fernandez

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About the author:
Joaquin Fernandez is a recovering filmmaker and Miami native perpetually drifting west like an errant rain cloud and tinkering with his first novel. His fiction has appeared in Okay Donkey, Cotton Xenomorph, and Rhythm and Bones, among others. His first chapbook, A Beginners Guide, comes out this spring and he can be found on Twitter @Joaqertxranger.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 9

song log entry 19 from playlist-in-verse: “space girl accidentally spills soda into the Milky Way and makes a cream soda float”
by Dynas Johnson

About the author:
Dynas Johnson is an English major at Temple University, and has poems in Sooth Swarm Journal, Ghost Proposal,Rogue Agent, and others. When she is not writing, she is probably listening to lo-fi playlists, reading My Hero Academia, or wandering Philadelphia. You can find her on Instagram: @dynasaur0, on tumblr: https://shuidinosaurs.tumblr.com, and at https://dynasjohnson.wixsite.com/dynasaur0.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.9, Track 8

Stranger Tomorrow by Rosa Boshier

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About the author:
Rosa Boshier is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer whose work can be found or forthcoming in The Washington Post, VICE, The Rumpus, Joyland Magazine, LitHub, The Offing, Necessary Fiction, and Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. She teaches at Otis College of Art and Design and is finishing a novel on latinidad and London punk. Find her retweeting @RosaBoshier.