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:
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, Crêpe & Penn, The Wild Word Magazine, Burning House Press, Lammergeier Magazine, Stolen Time Anthology, 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: