Kari Flickinger

Kari: a few thoughts on the subject


I spent my childhood wandering aimlessly through the mountains of Northern California. My work 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. Due to my obsessive personality, I occasionally over-analyze the details of neighboring trees.

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.

Some of my recent publications:

Best of the Net & Rhysling Award Nominated Piece: Riddled with ArrowsRelic

Best of the Net Nominated Piece: Corvid Queen, Halcyon

Menacing Hedge, A Foundress Quakes; Steep the Candle with a Bell—Slake Her Fire

Headline Poetry & Press, In the Morning, We Make a Plant-Based Protein Smoothie with Every Magnesium…

Rhythm & Bones Press, Growing

The Wild Word, A Meme for the Winged; Woman Wreathed in Seaweed

Twist in Time Mag, Recall Has Become An Affliction

Black Bough Issue 3: Yolk, In a Sentimental Mood

The Ekphrastic Review, La Belle Captive

Nine Muses, The End of the World as the End of Tranquility

Nightingale and Sparrow, Portents

I recommend these Readings, Art and Music Projects, and Causes:

Rhythm & Bones Press “Love” Issue

At The Water’s Edge by Nadia Gerassimenko

Stuart’s Book. Read it now.

Black Bough Poetry’s Issues: Dive in!

Headline Poetry & Press

“On Stillness” 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

Migration Song by Kim Harvey

Best of the Net Nominated piece by Tianna G. Hansen

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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