Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, B-Side 05

Take Me Home, Country Roads by Beth Kanter

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About the author:
Beth Kanter’s essays and articles have appeared in a range of national newspapers, magazines, and online publications including the Chicago Tribune, Parents, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Paste, The Kitchn, Kiwi, American Baby, Curbed, and Shape. Her latest book No Access DC was recently released from Globe Pequot Press and is her sixth book about Washington, DC. Her other books include Great Food Finds and Washington DC’s Chef Table. Beth also earned her MSJ from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and, when not writing, leads narrative writing workshops.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, B-Side 04

Sonnet from the Bar by Karla Linn Merrifield

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About the author:
Karla Linn Merrifield, a nine-time Pushcart-Prize nominee and National Park Artist-in-Residence, has had 700+ poems appear in dozens of journals and anthologies. She has 14 books to her credit. Following her 2018 Psyche’s Scroll (Poetry Box Select) is the newly released full-length book Athabaskan Fractal: Poems of the Far North from Cirque Press. Her Godwit: Poems of Canada (FootHills Publishing) received the Eiseman Award for Poetry. She is a frequent contributor to The Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, and assistant editor and poetry book reviewer emerita for The Centrifugal Eye.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, B-Side 03

That Trick Play by Katie Runde

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About the author:
Katie Runde has had work in Pithead Chapel, Storyscape, Bello Collective, and LA Review of Books, and is forthcoming in both Crack the Spine and a Bruce Springsteen-inspired anthology. She has an MFA from Warren Wilson College, and lives in Iowa City.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, B-Side 02

i adapt to the unknown/ under wandering stars i’ve grown/ by myself but not alone by Ashley Miranda

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About the author:
Ashley Miranda is a latinx poet from Chicago. Their work has been previously featured by the Cotton Xenomorph, Memoir Mixtapes, Witch Craft Mag, MAKE magazine, and other publications. You can get a copy of their recent chapbook, dolores in spanish is pain, dolores in lolita is a girl, from Glass Poetry Press. Ashley tweets far too much and would love to be your friend on Twitter (@dustwhispers).

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, Track 20

Hope Might Break Through by Rachel Tanner

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About the author:

Rachel Tanner is an Alabamian writer whose work has recently appeared in Tiny Molecules, Blanket Sea, Barren Magazine, and elsewhere. She tweets @rickit and more of her work can be found at https://neutralspaces.co/racheltanner.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, Track 19

On ‘Miserable’ by Lit by Lisa Mangini

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About the author:

Lisa Mangini is the author of 4 chapbooks of poetry and prose and a book of poems. You can find her work in Ms. Magazine, McSweeney’s, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Southern Connecticut State University, and is the Founding Editor of Paper Nautilus. She lives in Central Pennsylvania, where she teaches at Penn State.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, Track 18

After Sunrise by Brian A. Salmons

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About the author:

Brian A. Salmons lives in Orlando, Florida. His work has appeared in Eyedrum Periodically, NonBinary Review, Ekphrastic Review, Poets Reading the News, The Light Ekphrastic, Eratio, and others, including an anthology forthcoming from YellowJacket Press. He is the host of @BrianAndTheNight, a poetry podcast on Facebook.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, Track 17

Vase with cloudy water (after Matthew Perryman Jones) by Rebecca Otter

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About the author:

Rebecca Otter is a queer writer from Wilmington, North Carolina. She is a technical writer at a software company and a poetry editor and designer at semicolon literary journal. You can find her work in Homology Lit, X-R-A-Y, and Entropy Magazine. Keep up with her on Twitter @jinglebex.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.11, Track 16

2007 on stars & snow patrol & feeling alive by Savannah Sloane

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About the author:

Savannah Slone is a writer, editor, and English professor who currently dwells in the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in Split Lip Magazine, Paper Darts, The Indianapolis Review, Glass: A Poetry Journal, Crab Creek Review, FIVE:2:ONE, Pidgeonholes, decomP magazinE, Crab Fat Magazine, Pithead Chapel, Hobart Pulp, and elsewhere. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Homology Lit, as well as the author of Hearing the Underwater (Finishing Line Press, 2019) and This Body is My Own (Ghost City Press, 2019). She enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, and discussing intersectional feminism. You can read more of her work at www.savannahslonewriter.com.