Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 18

The Hardest Part of the Cast is to Reel It In: How to Be Angry (and How Do You Stop?)  by Katie Darby Mullins

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Katie Darby Mullins teaches creative writing at the University of Evansville. In addition to being nominated for a Pushcart Prize and editing a rock ‘n roll crossover edition of the metrical poetry journal Measure, she’s been published or has work forthcoming in journals like Iron HorseHawaii Pacific Review, BOAAT Press, Harpur Palate, Prime Number, Big Lucks, Pithead Chapel, The Evansville Review, and she was a semifinalist in the Ropewalk Press Fiction Chapbook competition and in the Casey Shay Press poetry chapbook competition. She’s also a frequent contributor to The Song Show on NPR in southern Indiana.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 17

Lullabies to Paralyze (after Queens of the Stone Age)  by Stacia M. Fleegal

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Stacia M. Fleegal is the author of two full-length and three chapbook poetry collections, most recently antidote (Winged City Press 2013). Poems have appeared in North American Review, Barn Owl Review, Literary Mama, Fourth River, Heavy Feather Review, Menacing Hedge, decomP‘s Best of 10 Years anthology, Crab Creek Review, Knockout, Best of the Net 2011, and more, and were recently nominated for Best of the Net 2017. Essays have appeared at Salon, Bustle, Scary Mommy, ESME, Quaint Magazine, Blood+Milk, Delirious Hem, and Open Thought Vortex. She is director of the Center for Creative Writing (creativewritingcenter.com). She blogs at anotherwritingmom.wordpress.com and tweets as @shapeshifter43, but only when she feels like it.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 16

Self Portrait as The Cure’s Disintegration by Sarah Nichols

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Sarah Nichols lives and writes in Connecticut. She is the author of six chapbooks, including Little Sister (Grey Book Press, 2018) and Dreamland for Keeps (Porkbelly Press, 2018). Her poems and essays have also appeared in Dream Pop, Drunk Monkeys, and the RS 500, and she is still debating on whether or not to get a Depeche Mode tattoo.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 15

Feel This Real Forever  by E. Kristin Anderson

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E. Kristin Anderson is a poet, Starbucks connoisseur, and glitter enthusiast living in Austin, Texas. A Connecticut College graduate with a B. A. in classics, Kristin has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. She is the editor of Come as You Are, an anthology of writing on 90s pop culture (Anomalous Press), and Hysteria: Writing the female body (Sable Books, forthcoming). Her writing has been published worldwide in magazines and anthologies and she is the author of eight chapbooks of poetry including A Guide for the Practical Abductee (Red Bird Chapbooks), Pray Pray Pray: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (Porkbelly Press), Fire in the Sky (Grey Book Press), We’re Doing Witchcraft (Hermeneutic Chaos Press), and 17 seventeen XVII (Grey Book Press). Kristin is an editor at Red Paint Hill and was formerly a poetry editor at Found Poetry Review. Once upon a time she worked the night shift at The New Yorker. She now works during daylight as a freelance editor and writing coach. She blogs at EKristinAnderson.com and tweets at @ek_anderson.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 14

The Disintegration Loops  by James Smart

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James Smart is from Barnsley in the North of England and is studying an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmertrain—where he won an award for Best New Writer—Spelk, Reflex, Friction and elsewhere. He has been shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize and is working on a novel. He tweets @notjamessmart.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 13

Saint Anthony and the Ten Thousand Things  by Jessie Lynn McMains

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Jessie Lynn McMains is a poet, writer, zine-maker, and small press owner. Her words have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Left of the Lake Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic, L’Ephemere Review, Burning House Press, Shakespeare & Punk, and others. She collects souvenir pennies and stick& poke tattoos, and is perpetually nostalgic, melancholy, and restless. You can find her website at recklesschants.net.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 12

Hank Williams is Sacred  by Alex DiFrancesco

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Alex DiFrancesco is a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and journalism who has published work in Tin House Online, The Washington Post, Pacific Standard, Entropy, The Millions, and more. They are a winner of Sundress Academy for the Arts’ Out Spoken Competition for LGBTQ+ work, and a Summer 2018 Firefly Farms Writing Residency participant. Their storytelling has appeared in The Fringe Festival, Life of the Law, and The Heart podcast. Their essay collection Psychopomps (Civil Coping Mechanisms Press) and their second novel All City (Seven Stories Press) are forthcoming in 2019.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 11

creep  by Fullamusu Bangura

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Fullamusu Bangura is a 2nd year English graduate student at Northwestern University, currently studying queer afro-diasporic water spirits. She is originally from Washington, D. C. and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Catch her on Instagram singing to her cat Taraji or thirst-tweeting Marc Lamont Hill at @killamusu.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.5, Track 10

Tape Deck   by Rachel Peach Leonard

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Rachel Peach Leonard is taking a break from titles. She’s spent the past year living out of a backpack since graduating from IUPUI with a Creative Writing BA. She’s kind of homeless, but her poetry has found permanent residencies in the Indianapolis Review, Occulum Journal, the Rising Phoenix Review, and a lot of truck stop toilets around the Midwestern United States. She is currently living in a miner’s shack in the middle of the Daintree Rainforest. It gets lonely; she’d love it if you visited her at www. backpackingpeach.com.