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K'in Literary Magazine Issue 2 is Out!

We’re so excited about the new issue!

Beautiful poetry, fiction, and nonfiction! And definitely check out our new amazing Young Writers section!

And we’re reading for the next issue!

Experimental, traditional, playful, prayerful, celebratory, challenging: human—try us. Show us a new way to tell one of the millions of stories under that glorious sun.  

Read, Celebrate, Submit Your Work Here!

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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! To My Struggling Son by John Berry

John Berry is a native Virginia poet writing from his home in the Shenandoah Valley. John has published two books of poetry, Wobbly Man (Red Dashboard Press, 2016) and Medicine (Foothills Publishing, 2017). John hosts The Sock Drawer Poetry Series on WinLife TV, and is working on his next book, The Lawnmower Poems to be released in late 2018. 

Read John's Beautiful Poem Here

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Call for Submissions! K'in Seeking Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction!

We want to hear your voice! 

K'in, an online literary magazine, is seeking and accepting submissions through Submittable, for our second issue.

Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. 

We're particularly interested in voices from marginalized and underrepresented communities.

We also are introducing our brand new Young Writers Section, for submissions from writers aged 12-17. 

Experimental, traditional, playful, prayerful, celebratory, challenging: human—try us.

Show us a new way to tell one of the millions of stories under that glorious sun.  

Visit K'in Online

General Submission Guidelines

Young Writers Guidelines

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Introducing K'in Young Writers! Call for Submissions from Writers 12-17

Now we're celebrating Young Writers too! 

K'in is thrilled to announce the inclusion of our new Young Writers Section, specifically dedicated to publication of writers aged 12 to 17 years. Check out our Submit Page for specific guidelines for young writers! We're thrilled that this section will be edited by Courtney Rose and Kaitlyn Crow, both talented writers themselves who love, write, and read young adult and children's literature. Please share this exciting news with any young writers you know!

We can't wait to hear from you! 

Complete Young Writers Guidelines 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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K'in Poetry Spotlight! "There Are Six People in this Bed and All of Them Are Women" by Rowan Lynam

Rowan Lynam is a genderqueer writer and journalist living in Chicago.

Read This Amazing Poem Here! 

 

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K'in Poetry Spotlight! "A Dead Sailor with a Date Kernel in His Fist" by Stipe Odak

Stipe Odak was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina and currently lives in Bruxelles. Art, theology, social sciences, divided in equal parts of profession and fun, beat the rhythm of his everyday life. He graduated Comparative Literature, Sociology, Theology in Croatia and Belgium, and published two books of poems.

Read This Amazing Poem Here! 

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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 Poetry Spotlight! Two Poems by Monty Campbell, Jr.

Must Read K'in Poetry! 

Monty Campbell, Jr. is a citizen of the Cayuga Tribe of the Iroquois Six Nations. He lives in Seneca Falls, NY, where he write’s recipes, poems and works for his tribe. Monty has worked as a chef for many years in NY, Montana and Utah, but now lives the quiet life on Cayuga Lake and his ancestral homelands. He was raised on and around the Cattaraugus reservation and in Rochester, NY’s inner city. Monty’s poetry appears in literary journals such as paces Lit Mag; Amerinda’s Talking Stick; Yellow Medicine Review; and in both volumes of Native anthology Was Indian (Before Being Indian Was Cool). His book Large Dent in the Moon, is a part of Foothills Publishing’s Re-Matriation Chapbook Series of Indigenous Poetry.

Read Monty's Tough, Beautiful Poetry in the First Issue of K'in! 

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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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Submissions Open for February! Send Us Your Beautiful Work!

K'in submission forms are open for February!

We can't wait to read your work!

Submissions Details Here

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The Story of Light by Peggy Shumaker (from Poetry Foundation)

The Story of Light
by Peggy Shumaker

Think of the woman who first touched fire
to a hollow stone filled with seal oil,
how she fiddled with fuel and flame
until blue shadows before and after her
filled her house.....

Read the rest of this amazing poem at Poetry Foundation. 

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"Maker of the Song She Sings...." Good Morning from K'in!

We are the makers of the songs we sing! 

Read 'The Idea of Order at Key West" by Wallace Stevens at Poetry Foundation

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A Poem for Snow: The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens (from Poetry Foundation)

Good morning from K'in! 

From The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens

 

One must have a mind of winter.... 

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For the listener, who listens in the snow, 

And, nothing himself, beholds 

Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

 

Read Stevens' Beautiful Poem Here at

 

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"Song" by Muriel Rukeyser, from Poetry Foundation

Song
by MURIEL RUKEYSER


Make and be eaten, the poet says,
Lie in the arms of nightlong fire,
To celebrate the waking, wake.
Burn in the daylong light; and praise
Even the mother unappeased,
Even the fathers of desire.....

Read the rest of this gorgeous poem at Poetry Foundation

 

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