writing as healing

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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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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Great Read! From Brain Pickings: "The Courage to Be Yourself: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life, and Being Unafraid to Feel"

Good morning from K'in! 

Thanks to Brainpickings for this Great Read, and to the fabulous artist, V.L. Cox, for sharing it! 

“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight....”

READ MORE HERE

 

Call for Submissions! Poetry! Fiction! Nonfiction!

Especially interested in voices from marginalized or underrepresented communities.

Prose: 5000 words or less, open to content, form, structure.

Fiction: We welcome short stories of all shapes and sizes, from the mind-blowing traditional story to fiction that blurs the lines between forms, genre fiction, experimental fiction, etc. We also welcome flash and micro fiction.

Nonfiction: We're looking for slow burns in a world of hot takes, questions asked instead of answers proved. We welcome a wide variety of nonfiction—traditional essay, narrative nonfiction, micro/flash memoir—and encourage experimentation, though not at the expense of factual truth. Too many true stories go untold, and we want to offer space to honor those voices.

Poetry: 3-5 poems, open to content, form, structure. Please don't forget the power voice, sound, and time can have in poetry.

Visit our SUBMIT page for more details! 

 

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Good morning from K'in!  Some thoughts on poetry and healing....

"In Dante’s time, books were sold in apothecary shops: literature as medicine. I learned this when I was very ill, during an acute episode of manic depression, and I was struck by the profound metaphor behind this commercial fact. The apothecary of literature can heal, and I would need it desperately...."

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2016/jun/18/poetry-can-heal-it-helped-me-through-depression

 

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