Women Writers

K'in Poetry Spotlight! Beaten Drum Woman by Stephanie Deal

Stephanie Deal grew up in Los Angeles during the 1980s. "My father was full blooded Native-American: Tohono O'odham, and I have never laid eyes upon him. My mother is a gentle woman who never deserved to be treated as the world saw fit. I learned to read for the first time when I was ten years old; I took to it like a fish to water. Books are one of my greatest joys, followed only by my husband and my children. I have made many mistakes in my life, and for it I have suffered. But I have survived and persevered, and am better for that suffering. I write about a number of topics, but closest to my heart is the topic of surviving domestic violence." Stephanie is currently attending college to become a teacher. This is her first publication. 

Read Stephanie's Poem Here

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K'in Poetry Spotlight! Burial Practices by Caroline Malone

Caroline Malone was born and lives in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. Her forthcoming poetry collection Dark Roots explores the meaning of family, heritage, and identity.

Read Caroline's Beautiful Poem Here

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K'in Poetry Spotlight! Down the Hall by Frannie McMillan

Frannie McMillan’s poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Coachella Review, Broken Bridge Review, Front Range, and others. She is currently at work on her first chapbook, A Map of Beautiful Things.   

Read Frannie's Beautiful Poem Here! 

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K'in Poetry Spotlight! Listen by Georgia Dennison

from Listen

For years, 
    oral lore was decanted,
        the sediment disturbed, distributed,
by hasty men. 
 
    Until, women, who were uninvited, 
            came anyway, respirate, 

aerating the narrative....

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Georgia Dennison was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts and now resides in Montana where she is an MFA candidate and writing instructor at the University of Montana. She hosts the Second Wind Reading Series and is a poetry editor for Cutbank Literary magazine. Her work has appeared in Pacifica Literary Review.

Read Georgia Dennison's Beautiful Poem Here

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K'in Poetry Spotlight! Aids to Navigation: A Dead Man Ode by Lauren Reed

Lauren McKenzie Reed received her MFA in Creative Writing from West Virginia University, where she taught for six years. She also has an MA in TESOL and, in addition to teaching and publishing, she has studied and worked in several countries, including Australia, Hong Kong, China, Ukraine, Mali, and Germany. 

Read Lauren's Beautiful Poem Here

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Congrats to K'in Fiction Contributor Erica Plouffe Lazure!

Congratulations to Erica Plouffe Lazure!  

Two of Erica's flash stories made the long and short lists for the London Independent Story Prize!

Check out the winners of The London Independent Story Prize 2nd Q. and read their wonderful stories! 

Read Erica's wonderful flash How I Learned to Sew here in Issue 1 of K'in!

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K'in Poetry Spotlight! Two Poems by Jessica Tyner Mehta

Jessica (Tyner) Mehta is a Cherokee poet and novelist. She’s the author of seven collections of poetry including the forthcoming Savagery, the forthcoming Constellations of My Body, the forthcoming Drag Me Through the Mess, as well as Secret-Telling Bones, Orygun, What Makes an Always, and The Last Exotic Petting Zoo as well as the novel The Wrong Kind of Indian. She’s been awarded numerous poet-in-residencies posts, including positions at Hosking Houses Trust and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, Paris Lit Up in France, and the Acequia Madre House in Santa Fe, NM. Jessica is the recipient of a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund in Poetry. She is the owner of a multi-award winning writing services business, MehtaFor, and is the founder of the Get it Ohm! karma yoga movement. Visit Jessica’s author site at www.jessicatynermehta.com. 

Read Jessica's Poetry Here! 

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K'in Fiction Spotlight! Check Out Come and Take Me Home by Lena Nguyen

"She was waiting in the park for her robot to pick her up when the bombs went off. She was waiting in the park because it was embarrassing for a girl of her age to be picked up by a robot from school; such a thing was only necessary for small children, who needed chaperones to guard them against getting lost or kidnapped. But she, Grace, was no longer a child: she was tall and light-boned and beginning to develop breasts, and so it was embarrassing to have her robot pick her up, where all of her classmates could see...."

Read Come and Take Me Home Here

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First Issue of K'in Is Live!

Our first issue of K'in is live!

Thanks and Love to all of the contributors who honored us with the privilege of sharing their beautiful work.

And endless gratitude to the staff, for their passion, commitment, and hard work!

Check it out HERE

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Good Read: "Women Writing About the Wild: 25 Essential Authors" by Kathryn Aalto (From Outside Magazine)

Good morning from K'In! 

Thanks to my brother David Daniel for passing this great read on. 

"Women who write about the wild cannot be easily labeled. They are conservationists, scientists, and explorers; historians, poets, and novelists; ramblers, scholars, and spiritual seekers. They are hard to pin down but for their willingness to be “unladylike,” to question, and to seek.

The following list is in no way definitive, but if you want a primer on some of the best nature writing you probably haven’t read yet, you’d do well to start with these 25 women....."

Read More Here

 

                                             Mary Austin, author of  Land of Little Rain

                                             Mary Austin, author of Land of Little Rain