Welcome

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 sub-editor for Black Bough Poetry’s forthcoming 2021 Freedom / Rapture issues. When I am not writing, I play my guitar to my unreasonably large Highlander cat, Bear.


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


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


Writing Fuel

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.