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. I obtained my degrees as a return student in my thirties from UC Berkeley and Diablo Valley College, where I work-shopped with countless brilliant and kind writers, including a previous U.S. poet laureate.

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 reader for Palette Poetry  and a regular contributor to Headline Poetry & Press. 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 

Listen to my poems via Soundcloud

My writing has appeared in, or is forthcoming from the following literary magazines:

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, Rhythm & Bones Lit, 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, 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 advice regarding your poetry? Need fresh eyes on a long-term writing project? Toss me an email: kariflickinger@gmail.com and we can discuss current availability and pricing for editorial, proofreading, research projects and content creation.

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