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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, 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 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

At The Water’s Edge by Nadia Gerassimenko

Stuart’s Book. Read it now.

Black Bough Poetry’s Issues: Dive in!

This is a Trans Poem About Swans by Danielle Rose

Something Between Them by K.B. Carle

This is How You Leave Him by Holly Pelesky

I take shelter under the stables by Nicholas Yingling

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

Best of the Net Nominated piece, Cherry Consent by Tianna G. Hansen

‘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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