Poet Kari Flickinger


Welcome! I am grateful for your attention to my words.

My name is Kari A. Flickinger. I spent my childhood wandering aimlessly through the mountains of Northern California; however, I have ultimately completed my de-evolved quest somewhere near the sea.

I currently work as a freelance writer, proofreader and researcher 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 to Headline Poetry & Press and a co-editor for their Restoration Volume 1 project. I am also a reader for Palette Poetry. When I am not writing, I play my guitar to my unreasonably large Highlander cat, Bear.

A few poems for you, friends

Read Recent and Past Publications

Awards and Nominations

Read Publications with Headline Poetry & Press 

My writing has appeared in, or is forthcoming from:

Rhythm & Bones Lit, Menacing Hedge, Headline Poetry & Press, Longleaf Review, Dark Matter, 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 Californian, Panoply, The Wild Word Magazine, Burning House Press, Taco Bell Quarterly, Door-Is-A-Jar, Theta Wave, 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, 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.

Writing Fuel


If you would like to buy me a coffee to fuel my writing, I would be grateful.

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