I am grateful for your attention to these words.

My name is Kari Flickinger. I spent my childhood wandering aimlessly through the mountains of Northern California. I obtained my degrees as a return student in my thirties from UC Berkeley, Diablo Valley College, and Sacramento City College where I had the opportunity to workshop with countless brilliant and kind writers.

Currently, I work as a freelance writer, and proofreader in the San Francisco Bay Area. My writing has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Rhysling Award. I am a reader for Palette Poetry. I am also a reader / sub-editor for Black Bough Poetry’s forthcoming Freedom / Rapture issue. When I am not writing, I play my guitar to my unreasonably large Highlander cat, Bear.

The Gull and the Bell Tower (Femme Salvé Books, December 2020)

A few poems

Read select publications

Awards and nominations

Listen via Soundcloud

My writing has appeared in, or is forthcoming from:

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

Would you like editing feedback regarding your poetry? Need fresh eyes on a long-term writing project? We can discuss current availability and pricing for editorial, proofreading, research projects and content creation. Toss me an email: kariflickinger@gmail.com

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My creative work is born in the liminal spaces of life. If you would like to (have the means to) contribute to fueling my creative writing endeavors, consider a coffee.

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