Memoir Mixtapes Vol.3, B-Sides

What is More Kitsch Than Unrequited Love by Lauren A. Boisvert

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About the Author:
lauren a. boisvert is a poet from Florida with work published in spy kids review, Coffin Corner, The Broken Plate, and elsewhere. She works at a farm and tweets @myldstallyns. Her cat says hi.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.3, B-Sides

On Lucinda Williams’ “Are You Alright?” by Allison McCarthy

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About the Author:
Allison McCarthy is a writer with a focus on personal essays, feminism and social justice.  Her work has been featured in print and online publications such as The Washington PostThe Guardian (U.K.), AlterNetTheEstablishmentVoxRogerEbert.comTime.comArgotxoJaneDAME, Autostraddle, Shabby Doll House, Ravishly, The FriskyMedium.com (“Human Parts” series), Bitchmake/shiftMs. (blog), GirlisticYourTangoHip Mama, Bustle, Global CommentRole/RebootShamelessThe Feminist WireColorsNWThe Baltimore Review and Hoax, as well as in several anthologies. Her work has been cited by The Atlantic column “This Week in Pop Culture Writing.” Her essay “And She Was” (Argot) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A graduate of Goucher College (B.A. – English and Women’s Studies) and the Master of Professional Writing program at Chatham University, she currently lives in Maryland. Her website is http://allisonmccarthy.net and her Twitter handle is @allison_writes

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.3, B-Sides

as the sharks forever swim thru my cigarette smoke by Rob Plath

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About the Author:
Rob Plath is a 47-year-old poet from New York.  He has over a dozen books out.  He is most known for his collection A BELLYFUL OF ANARCHY (epic rites press). He lives alone with his cat and stays out of trouble. See more of his work at www.robplath.com

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.3, B-Sides

Trajectory by Jamie A. Hughes

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About the Author:
Jamie A. Hughes is a managing editor and freelance writer who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has been published in Christianity Today, CT Women, Ink & Letters, You Are Here Stories, and Restoration Living. She also writes a bi-weekly column about life with MS at multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com and blogs at tousledapostle.com. You can find her on Twitter at @tousledapostle.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.3, B-Sides

The Safe Addiction by Ashley Elizabeth

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About the Author:
Ashley Elizabeth is a 20-something queer, black poet from Baltimore who draws inspiration from her city, her space, and her body. She has been featured in online journals such as Rose Water, Passages North, and For the Sonorous among others. Ashley is also an Assistant Editor of Sundress Publications.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.3, B-Sides

Watching Elliott Smith Botch “Angeles” Again by James D’Agostino

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About the Author:
James D’Agostino is the author of Nude With Anything (New Issues Press), Slur Oeuvre, winner of the Diagram/New Michigan Prize, and Weathermanic, which won the CutBank Chapbook Prize. His poems have appeared in Forklift Ohio, Conduit, TriQuarterly, Third Coast, and elsewhere.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.3, B-Sides

On “Happy Loving Couples” by Joe Jackson by Steve Goldberg

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About the Author:
Steve Goldberg is a video editor and videographer in Oakland, CA. He eats, sleeps, and dreams music, and wishes one day to be able to control the mental DJ, who seems to have a fetish for Yacht Rock. He writes about the songs that spin in his head on his blog, https://fuzzyswarbles.wordpress.com/.

Memoir Mixtapes, Vol.3, B-Sides

Punk Rock Princess by Madeline Anthes

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About the Author:
Madeline Anthes is an ex-Clevelander living in eastern Pennsylvania. She is the acquisitions editor for Hypertrophic Literary, and you can find her work in journals like WhiskeyPaper, Lost Balloon, and Cease, Cows. Find more of her work at madelineanthes.com, or follow her on Twitter @maddieanthes.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.3, B-Sides

Love Waves by Jennifer Rodriguez

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About the Author:
Jennifer Rodriguez is an avid reader, and admirer of all art forms. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Spanish from California State University of Fullerton. She works as a public relations professional in Southern California while constantly fueling her love for creative projects, and seeking the answers of the universe through art forms. She finds solace in channeling her thoughts through the written word, because it helps quiet her mind in the chaos of life. @Jennifeerrod on all social media.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.3, B-Sides

Remember Whatever (for Elaine) 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 3. Her instagram is sometimes @gabbigilbert and she is sometimes living in Portland, ME.