Willow Literary Magazine

Thank you to the editors of Willow Literary Magazine for including a short stack of my poetry in their inaugural issue:  “Lemon Lavender Wings,” “Nomad,” and “Second-Hand.”

As written on their website:  “Willow is a literary magazine dedicate to publishing authors who identify as women, to whatever degree they do. There is disparity between the number of male-identified authors that are published and reviewed and those of female-identified authors . We believe that literature is a way to bridge gaps, and to amplify voices that are under-represented by allowing people access to the experiences of “the other.” Given our current social and political climate, we think it’s an important time to do all we can to give the underrepresented a safe place to express themselves, to promote their voices, and to keep creating.”

Always happy to share work in journals the celebrate women’s writing!

Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine

Thank you to Editor Sam Rose for including a book review of Something Yet to Be Named  in the newest issue of Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine.  

Sam writes, “There is a real sense of place in Something Yet to Be Named, the first poetry collection by Kersten Christianson.  That place is Alaska, and it is beautifully described — from the open sea, to the vast sky, to the mountainous landscape, to the summer and the berries it births.  Sun or no sun, Alaska is clearly beautiful, and a much-loved home for this writer.”

Included in her generous review are snippets from “Elegy” and “Talisman.”

Thank you, Sam, for including this in the latest issue.  You can take a peek at Issue 34/February 2018 here, or make purchase of the journal here.

Pure Slush: Happy²

Matt Potter is the founding editor of Pure Slush.  His goal is to print “flash…without the wank.”  Each publication contains a wide variety of flash fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  Am over the moon to be included in not one, but two printings of Pure Slush:  “Tall…ish” (Vol. 11, 2016) and Happy²  (Vol. 15, 2018), the more recent of the two can be ordered here.  Thank you, Matt, for including some of my work in the pages of Pure Slush.



The Northern Review

Wow!  It’s such an honor to have “Crop” and “DaVinci’s A Bear Walking” published in the pages of The Northern Review.  Special thanks to Deanna McLeod

As listed on the Yukon College website, “The Northern Review is a multidisciplinary journal exploring human experience in the Circumpolar North. We are published by the School of Liberal Arts.

The journal is the only peer-reviewed publication in Canada devoted exclusively to northern issues and published north of 60. Since 1988, we have published articles covering a broad range of human issues and topics in the social sciences, humanities, health, law, and the arts.

The editors invite research articles and book reviews relating to human experience in, and thought about, the Circumpolar North.”

If you visit the website, you’re able to browse work published in this issue by some of my favorite northern authors:  Nancy Lord, Joanna Lilley, Nicole Bauberger, Carolyn Kremers, S. Hollis Mickey, Jeremy Pataky and Linda Schandelmeier, among others.


Moonchild Magazine

Nadia Gerassimenko, Founding Editor of Moonchild Magazine, has done it again.  Issue 2:  Dead Stars Still Burn has offered its brightness into the world.  As written in her Editor’s Note, “This issue pays homage to all the spectacular celestial bodies in our skyscape. It also pays tribute to some of our beloved stars who left us in the recent years as well as long ago, but their legacy and contributions live on, their ghosts still haunt us (nicely, we hope?).”  I am ever so grateful to have two poems included in this issue, “Planet Ink” and “Taku Winds.”  Grab a cuppa tea and dig in!

Moonchild Magazine

Three Drops from a Cauldron: Midwinter 2017

So happy to have my poem, “Krampus Misconstrued,” included in this Midwinter special. Thank you to Kate Garrett and company for giving the world such engaging work.

Three Drops from a Cauldron

Welcome to our final seasonal special until January 2019 – and it’s our Midwinter special, the annual feast of snow and ice, with warming hints of fire and spice, guiding us through the myth and lore of the winter season – in this case, November to February.

Featuring poetry and flash fiction by Steve Harrison, Jane Burn, Maurice Devitt, Kristina Diprose, Jen McGregor, Stephanie Conn, Robert Beveridge, Larry Lefkowitz, Ali Jones, Elaine Reardon, Lesley Burt, Shannon Cuthbert, Joseph Allison, Gaia Holmes, Angela Topping, Tara A. Elliott, Charley Reay, Kersten Christianson, Bethan Rees, Ness Owen, Lesley Quayle, Beth McDonough, Kathy Miles, Ruth Aylett, Jay Whittaker, Lisa Fusch Krause, Maggie Mackay, Rebecca Buchanan, Alwyn Marriage, Jade Black, Paul Waring, David J. Costello, Finola Scott, Lorraine Carey, Sarah Peploe, Grant Tarbard, Daphne Milne, Gareth Writer-Davies, Jen Emery, Mandy Macdonald, Rebecca Lowe, and Theresa Sowerby.

This special was edited by Kate Garrett with input…

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