Memoir Mixtapes Vol.6, B-Sides

On “22” by Taylor Swift by Janelle Salanga

About the author:
Janelle Salanga is a small human usually found wearing stripes, bright colors, and/or funky socks; among other things, she has a fondness for ampersands, egg puffs, and Brooklyn 99. She is a second-year student at the University of California, Davis, majoring in Computer Science and English; her poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Margins, Occulum, and Tenth Street Miscellany

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.6, B-Sides

Dreaming of Lions in the Desert by Saudha Kasim

About the author:
Saudha Kasim lives in Bengaluru, India. She is a corporate communications professional by day and an aspiring novelist by night. She has been published in Eclectica, Out of Print, Cha, Elle India and other publications. She can be found on Twitter @saudha_k.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.6, B-Sides

Vignettes and Musings While Contemplating Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi, and The Distance to Here, by Live by Kolleen Carney-Hoepfner

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About the author:
Kolleen Carney-Hoepfner is the Editor-In-Chief for Drunk Monkeys and the Managing Editor for Zoetic Press. She has an MFA in poetry which, I mean, come on. All she does is eat pasta, drink vodka, and watch Vanderpump Rules. She lives in Burbank, CA, tweets @KolleenCarney, and blogs…poorly… at kolleencarney.com.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.6, B-Sides

I, Belieber by Kyler Fey

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About the author:
Kyler Fey is a queer dude who writes erotic science-fantasy fiction and fantasy-infused autofiction. This creative work, he finds, is a pleasant diversion from his day-job in the food and wine world, where he tolerates the people around him with a real but amiable contempt. Kyler Fey lives in Saint Louis USA with his (gay) spouse and his kitties.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.6, B-Sides

Marry Me, Mark Hoppus by Vanessa Mancos

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About the author:
Vanessa Mancos is a writer living in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared on television, in print and her humorous personal essays have been published on sites such as HelloGiggles.com. She appeared as a storyteller on the April 2018 live show and podcast “Mortified.” She is the proud (maybe, like too proud) Mom of a fluffy calico cat, knows way too much about The Real Housewives and sometimes eats Taco Bell alone in her car.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.6, Track 11

when i am 14 i Google “why do people hate Nickelback so much” by Stefani Tran

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Stefani Tran is a Vietnamese-Filipino writer who is currently working towards her M.Phil in Creative Writing at Trinity College Dublin. She is a poetry editor at Rambutan Literary, a journal for Southeast Asian voices, and her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Stinging Fly, Words Dance Mag, Persephone’s Daughters, and SOFTBLOW, among others. Don’t ask what her most played song on iTunes is; it’s embarrassing!!! Tweet at her @steftran, or find her online at stefanitran.weebly.com.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.6, Track 10

Elegy for Jason Molina by Andrew Jones

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Andrew Jones teaches in the Language and Literature department at the University of Dubuque. His work can be found in places such as The Tishman Review, Hobart, and Sierra Nevada Review.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.6, Track 9

A Machine of Iron and Sap (a golden shovel after Kesha) by E. Kristin Anderson

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E. Kristin Anderson is a poet, Starbucks connoisseur, and glitter enthusiast living in Austin, Texas. 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). Kristin 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 assistant poetry editor at The Boiler and an editorial assistant at Sugared Water. Once upon a time she worked nights at The New Yorker. Find her online at EKristinAnderson.com and on twitter at @ek_anderson.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.6, Track 8

Windows Down, Radio Up by Diana Hurlburt

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The author is a librarian and writer in upstate New York. Selections of her short work can be found at cahoodaloodaling, Body Parts, Luna Station Quarterly, and Memoir Mixtapes, and in the collection Equus. Chat with her about ponies and hair metal on Twitter!