Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, B-Sides – Track 05

Miss World, 2003  by Federica Silvi

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Federica Silvi 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 SaloméA Catalogue of Failure, Dear Damsels and more. Find her on Twitter as @edgwareviabank (reading suggestions, cat pictures and cake recipes always welcome).

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, B-Sides – Track 04

May Dumb Art Be Your Guide  by Michael Wayne Hampton

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Michael Wayne Hampton is the author of three books. His writing has appeared in publications such as McSweeney’s, The Southeast Review, and Rust+Moth among others. He can be reached via twitter @motelheartache or through his website at michaelwaynehampton.com.

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, B-Sides – Track 03

On “Thorn In My Side” by Eurythmics  by Jess Morgan

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Jess Morgan is currently an MA Creative Non-Fiction student at the University of East Anglia. She has previously written for Oh Comely and Make magazines and has had poetry published by L’Ephemere Review. Jess also edits and designs a punk zine dedicated to Flash Non-fiction called Extra Safe.

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, B-Sides – Track 01

Wild Femme Loves His Best Friend  by Mateo Lara

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Mateo Lara is working toward a degree in English Literature from California State University, Bakersfield. He is proud to be Mexican-American, learning to embrace and find who he is inside its history, language, and culture. His collections of poetry, La Futura Tuga and X, Marks the Spot, are available on Amazon, and his poems have been featured in The New Engagement and Orpheus.

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 23

On “Why Worry” by Dire Straits  by Cory Funk

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Cory Funk is a music junkie who lives in St Paul, Minnesota. He has more speakers than he has stereos to hook them up to. His photography and part of his record collection have been displayed at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He has a short story in the recent collection Killing Malmon published by Down & Out Books. He can be found online at funkomatic.wordpress.com.

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 22

mi corazón quiere cantar así  by Ashley Miranda

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Ashley Miranda is a latinx poet from Chicago. Her work has been previously featured by Yes, Poetry, Rising Phoenix Review, OCCULUM, Glass Poetry Press, and other publications. Her debut poetry collection, “Thirteen Jars: How Xt’actani Learned to Speak” was published by Another New Calligraphy. You can find more about her/ her work at agirlaloof.com or on Twitter @dustwhispers.

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 21

Sunday Mornings  by Randy Bates

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Randy Bates has published a book of nonfiction, Rings: On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter (FSG); a chapbook of poems, Dolphin Island (Finishing Line Press); and work in Ploughshares, the Prairie Schooner, the Southern Review, and others. Recent musical favorites are Zoe Muth, First Aid Kit, Neko Case, Richard Bates, and—always—The Band.

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 20

You Know We’ll Have a Good Time Then  by Hannah Cohen

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Hannah Cohen lives in Virginia and received her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She co-edits Cotton Xenomorph and is a contributing editor for Platypus Press. She is the author of Bad Anatomy (Glass Poetry Press, 2018). Recent and forthcoming publications include Noble/Gas Qtrly, Glass, Calamus Journal, Cease, Cows, Yes Poetry, Gravel, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere.

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Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 19

Listening to Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”  by Bunkong Tuon

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Bunkong Tuon is the author of Gruel (2015) and And So I Was Blessed (2017), both poetry collections published by NYQ Books. He is also an associate professor of English and Asian Studies at Union College, in Schenectady, NY.

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