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My name is Kari A. Flickinger. While I spent my childhood wandering aimlessly through the mountains of Northern California, I have ultimately ended my de-evolved quest somewhere near the sea. I currently work as a freelance writer in the San Francisco Bay Area. My writing has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Rhysling Award. I am a regular contributor for Headline Poetry & Press and a reader for Palette Poetry When I am not writing, I play my guitar to my unreasonably large Highlander cat, Bear.

With roots in folklore, various mythologies, and modern pop-culture—especially music, my writing explores the implications of reader reception, feminism, socioeconomic inequality, the physics of time, and a broad technological discourse. I live with Fibromyalgia and Bipolar I, and these often creep into my writing, as well. Occasionally, I write love poems and these mean nothing.

My writing has appeared in, or is forthcoming from:

Awards and Nominations

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Rhythm & Bones Lit, Menacing Hedge, Headline Poetry & Press, Dark Matter, Moonchild Magazine, Neon Mariposa, Written Here: The Community of Writers Poetry Review, Mojave Heart Review, Ghost City Review, The Ekphrastic Review, Riddled with Arrows, Corvid Queen, Crêpe & Penn, The Wild Word Magazine, Burning House Press, Lammergeier Magazine, Stolen Time Anthology, Chanterelle’s Notebook,  Door-Is-A-Jar, Nightingale and Sparrow, Twist in Time, Theta Wave, Cauldron Anthology, Nine Muses, Black Bough, Feminine Collective, Ariel Poets, Fevers of the Mind Poetry: Avalanches in Poetry, Dusk and Shiver Magazine, Iron Horse Literary Review, Solidarity Blog, Peculiars Magazine, Isacoustic, Eunoia Review, Quiet Storm, Written Here: The Community of Writers Poetry Review, Panoply, Whatever Keeps the Lights On Magazine, Taco Bell Quarterly, MilkJournal, Susurrus, Falcon Scratch, The Daily Californian, and The DVC Inquirer.

I would be ever-so-grateful if you were to enable my writerly lifestyle by purchasing me a coffee



I highly recommend these Readings, Art and Music Projects, and Causes:

Rhythm & Bones Press. I highly recommend “Scream into My Mouth as a Waterfall” or “At the Water’s Edge” or “A Very Thin Line”

I take shelter under the stables by Nicholas Yingling

Light & Shadow, an award-winning piece by Kim Harvey

Stuart’s Book, “Become Something Frail”. (Read it now!)

Black Bough Poetry’s Issues: Dive in!

“Pretty in Soft Light” by Danielle Rose

Something Between Them by K.B. Carle

This is How You Leave Him by Holly Pelesky

‘This Assembly’ a brilliant collaborative collection by K Weber

Kiley Lee’s unbelievable cover art for “Hunger”: Rhythm & Bones Press

Does She Ask Who I Am? by Kiley Lee

The Community of Writers

The Speaking Tree, my favorite piece by U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo

Here’s a picture of my cat and I:


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