Kari Flickinger

Kari: a few thoughts on the subject


I spent my childhood wandering aimlessly through the mountains of Northern California with my guitar. I was fortunate to move to the Bay Area, where a brilliant community of writers have helped me to hone my skills as a writer, reader, and human. 

The writing I impose on my friends is generally poetry with roots in folklore, myth, and modern pop-culture—especially music. My major concerns deal with the implications of reader reception (often in lyric poetry,) feminism, socioeconomic inequality, and a broad technological discourse. I live with Fibromyalgia, and Bipolar I, and these often creep into my writing. Occasionally, I write love poems, and these mean nothing

or everything.

Some of my recent publications:

Best of the Net Nominated Piece: Corvid Queen, Halcyon

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

The Ekphrastic Review, The Ransom

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

Nightingale and Sparrow, Portents

Mojave Heart Review, Star String, Wind

Ghost City Review,  Watching Your Love Bloom

Iron Horse Literary Review, Two Hymns

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

“On Stillness” by Danielle Rose

“Something Between Them” by K.B. Carle

This microplay by our fearless collective leader

Stuart’s Book. Read it now.

This is How You Leave Him by Holly Pelesky

I take shelter under the stables by Nicholas Yingling

Migration Song by Kim Harvey

This brilliant art by Jamie Payne

Best of the Net Nominated piece by Tianna G. Hansen

Kiley Lee’s unbelievable cover art for “Hunger”: Rhythm & Bones Press

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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