Memoir Mixtapes Vol.8, Track 16

A Quiet Full of Longing by Claire Dockery

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About the author:
Claire Dockery is a recent graduate of Tulane University. She is the recipient of Tulane’s Academy of American Poets Prize for 2017, as well as a Fulbright grant. Her writing has appeared in Madcap Review, Entropy, Tulane Review, Grimoire Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a poetry reader for The Cerurove.

 

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.8, Track 15

When Called by Leslie Haynes

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About the author:
Leslie Haynes is a north-of-50 caregiver who flamed out of a brilliant career in philanthropy and education. She writes about her family and life with her husband who has a rare, degenerative neurological disease. She lives and writes in Pioneer Square, the once gritty heart of Seattle.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.8, Track 14

Garden Interlude V by Jordan E. Franklin

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About the author:
Jordan E. Franklin is a Black poet from Brooklyn, NY. An alumna of Brooklyn College, she recently earned her MFA from Stony Brook Southampton. Her work has appeared in the Southampton Review, Breadcrumbs, easy paradise, the Ekphrastic Review, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 2017 James Hearst Poetry Prize offered by the North American Review, and a finalist of the 2018 Nightjar Poetry Contest. Currently, she is the poetry editor for Suffragette City Zine and is working on her first poetry collection.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.8, Track 13

Sun Beholds Me (after Hand Habits) by Lucas Bailor

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About the author:
Lucas Bailor is from Moreno Valley, California and is an MFA candidate at UC San Diego. His long poem, Love’s Refrain, appeared in Ghost City Press’ 2018 micro-chapbook summer series, and his poems have appeared in HVTN, SHARKPACK Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He is currently a poetry reader for Gigantic Sequins and Bodega Magazine, and occasionally tweets @lucasbailor.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.8, Track 12

On “Winter Song” by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson by Kyra Leroux

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Kyra Leroux is a writer from Vancouver, British Columbia. A student at Charles Best Secondary School, she is an actor, dancer, and musician that is passionate about connecting with people through art.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.8, Track 11

On “Doll Parts” by Hole by Jennifer Wilson

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About the author:
Jennifer Wilson lives in Somerset, England, with her husband and spends her days as a faceless retail drone. Her work will/has appeared in Molotov Cocktail, Awkward Mermaid, Barren Magazine, Mojave Heart, Constellate Lit & Anti-Heroin Chic among others.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.8, Track 10

Modern Mary by Tyler Anne Whichard

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About the author:
Tyler Anne is a writer studying at UNCW. She is the fiction editor for semicolon literary journal, a K-Pop stan on antidepressants, and an advocate of radical kindness. Her work has appeared in Spelk, rkvry, and Atlantis: A Creative Magazine. Follow her on social media @tylerawhichard.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.8, Track 9

January 2003 by Emily Costa

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Emily Costa teaches freshmen at Southern Connecticut State University, where she received her MFA. Her writing can be found in Hobart, Barrelhouse, The RS 500, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.8, Track 8

On “The Holly and the Ivy” by George Winston by Keef

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About the author:
Keef lives, writes, and listens to lots of music in Austin, TX, although he doesn’t listen to very much sad music anymore. He’s been published in Cabinet of Heed and Five on the Fifth, and has put a series of horrible little fables on the web at horriblelittlefables.com. He’s also on twitter@keefdotorg.

Memoir Mixtapes Vol.8, Track 7

Chic Cheer by Patrick Williams

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About the author:
Patrick Williams is a poet and academic librarian living in Central New York. His recent work appears or is forthcoming in publications including Vinyl, Bennington Review, Nine Mile Magazine, and Posit. His chapbook Hygiene in Reading (Publishing Genius, 2016) was awarded the 2015 Chris Toll Memorial Prize. He edits Really System, a journal of poetry and extensible poetics and is the hands behind typewriter.city. Find him at patrickwilliamsintext.com and on Twitter @activitystory.