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. Due to my obsessive personality, I occasionally over-analyze the details of neighboring trees.
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:
Rhythm & Bones Lit, Menacing Hedge, Headline Poetry & Press, Dark Matter, Moonchild Magazine, Neon Mariposa, Mojave Heart Review, Ghost City Review, The Ekphrastic Review, Riddled with Arrows, Corvid Queen, The Wild Word Magazine, Burning House Press, Lammergeier Magazine, 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 highly recommend these Readings, Art and Music Projects, and Causes:
Here’s a picture of my cat and I: