Kintsugi Poets

Founding Member

Kim Koning

Kim eats Poetry for Breakfast and Wrestles the Muse on a daily basis. Kim is a wandering writer who dabbles in deadlines and dead bodies (the fictional type). She is a published poet and paranormal thriller writer who dances the line between thriller and horror.
Her first love is poetry. Kim writes darker fiction and darker poetry to find the light at the end of the tunnel. In poetry she is currently working on her first Poetry Anthology. In fiction, she is currently working on her first Paranomal Thriller series.
When not writing Kim can be found pursuing her two other passions of travel and photography. Kim can be found wandering in search of inspiration with notebook and camera in hand.

Her Poetry can be found on:

UndeadPoetsSociety under last_lines & Kim Koning @ AuthorKimKoning.

ToastedCheese under Kim Foyle.

Find out more AboutMe here

Kim Koning – Official Website | Deadlines and Dead Bodies

Charter Members

Jack Varnell aka The Emotional Orphan

Jack Varnell is a writer, poet, photographer
and social media addict living in the suburbs
of Atlanta, GA.

Kavita Rao

Kavita is a Bombay born New Yorker with a sweet tooth and a strong affinity for aesthetics and anything English. She dabbles in photography, jewelry making and poetry, among other things. As an aspiring poet, she dreams of some day signing her own poem book, but her sole intent is to capture that faint strand of thought before it vaporizes into oblivion. Some of her works have featured in literary magazines and online poetry anthologies. Connect with her @ Facebook

Contributing Members

Alison M. Gunn

Amy Marshall

Amy K. Marshall has no fear of ever becoming anyone’s Poet Laureate. She is a former archaeologist, archivist, and curator who currently resides on a remote Alaskan island. She’s mom to two teenagers, her dog, Katie, and cat, Snickers, and wife to a wonderful man who still smiles at her strangeness and makes her laugh … a lot. In her spare time, she likes to write and hike and fish.

Andrew Drage

Andrew Drage writes under the pseudonym of Brewin’ (with or without the apostrophe). He is the author of The Dark Horde, a horror-thriller novel first published in 2012, Evermore: An Introduction, an “experimental fiction” first published in 2001 and twice since, and Infinite Universe, a digital sci-fi gamebook released as an app for iOS devices in 2012 and Android devices in 2013.

Many of his poems draw on the dark mythology of the Dark Horde, an ancient alien evil that is neither stoppable nor comprehensible, and some of these poems feature in the novel of the same name, or the forthcoming related music project The Calling…

Anita Stewart

A. F. Stewart was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, and still calls it home. The youngest in a family of seven children, she has always had an overly creative mind and an active imagination. She is fond of good books (especially science fiction/fantasy), action movies, sword collecting, and oil painting as a hobby.
Ms. Stewart is an indie author with several published novellas and story collections in the dark fantasy or horror genres, and has also written and published a few volumes of dark and disturbing poetry. She has a great interest in history and mythology, often working those themes into her books, poems and stories.

Ash Krafton

Pushcart Prize nominee Ash Krafton’s work has appeared in Absent Willow Review, Expanded Horizons, Silver Blade, and Bete Noire. She also writes novel-length urban fantasy; the first two books of the Demimonde series are available as “Bleeding Hearts” and “Blood Rush” (Pink Narcissus Press). She resides in the heart of the Pennsylvania coal region with her family and bossy German Shepherd dog.

Axel Howerton

Axel Howerton is the author of the darkly funny detective novel Hot Sinatra, a finalist for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Axel is a former entertainment journalist/webnerd, a poet-warrior of the Kintsugi Poets, a member of the Crime Writers of Canada, host of the NoirBarYYC crime series, and the co-creator/manager of the annual Coffin Hop online horror event. His short fiction and poetry has appeared in such weird and wonderful places as Fires on the Plain, Big Pulp, Night Shade Vol. 1, Steampunk Originals, Clones Fairies & Monsters in the Closet and in the Big Lebowski compendium Lebowski 101. He is the editor/publisher-at-large of the indie venture Coffin Hop Press and has thereby birthed the books Coffin Hop: Death By Drive-In and the upcoming weird western anthology The Horse Always Gets It First.
He spends most of his time roaming the untamed prairies of Alberta with his two brilliant young sons and a wife that is way out of his league.
You can find him online at Main Website
and he is the founder of CoffinHop
@AxelHow on Twitter

Caroline Adele O’Brien

Caroline Adele O’Brien is a Middle Grade/Young Adult Novelist and Poet. She was born with a scribbling crayon attached at the palm, and a love of all animals (yes, even worms). The biggest influences on Caroline’s writing are Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll, though she also enjoys L. Frank Baum’s, Shell Silverstein’s, Stephen King’s, and Salman Rushdie’s books. Caroline lives in Tigard, Oregon with her two cats, Meeshtar (he named himself that, by the way), and Sammy. She is currently at work on her debut middle grade novel, Meeshtar’s Adventures in the Meowse House–and What He Found There.

Christy D Birmingham

Christy Birmingham is a freelance writer, poet, and author of the book Paths to Illumination (published by Redmund Productions, 2013). She focuses on bringing awareness to women’s issues with her words and strives to motive others. She is proudly Canadian, currently living in British Columbia, Canada.

David Wainland

David is a 73 year old retired artist/welded metal sculptor. In the past he has been a member of the Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America and currently belongs to the Florida Writer’s Association.
Poetry is his passion. He tends to work on the dark side, and loves to compose to prompts.

Ellie Rose McKee

Ellie was born and raised in Northern Ireland. She has been writing poetry and short stories since primary school, and been blogging since 2008. A number of her works have been published online and in print.

Irina Dimitric-Stojic

Born and bred in ex-Yugoslavia, Irina migrated to Australia in 1964. She enjoys writing poetry, a recent passion of hers along with photography. Some of her poems have been inspired by her photographs. She likes both free verse and form poetry. Irina is the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Her work has been published in anthologies online and in print.

Joe Cornett

Julianne Snow

Julianne Snow is the Publicist and Co-Owner of Sirens Call Publications as well as the author of the Days with the Undead series. She is an author of speculative fiction with roots deep in horror with pieces of short fiction in publications from Sirens Call Publications, OpenCasket Press, Hazardous Press as well as forthcoming anthologies from 7DS Books, James Ward Kirk Fiction and the Coffin Hop Charity Anthology. Her poetry is something unshared until this point, so be gentle. Julianne can be found on Twitter at @CdnZmbiRytr or on either of her blogs: and She can also be found on Facebook and Goodreads.

Richard Lynn Livesay

Poet/Artist. Retired. Married. Richard started studying and writing poetry about 3 years ago and between that and creating his photo collages and acrylic collages, Linda and him are enjoying retirement in Greenville, S.C. He has been published in 3 anthologies, am on and Facebook. He published a book of collaborative poems called Poor Poet’s Pantry and have books(brochures) “The Rabbit Catcher” (surreal poems and art work by me) and “East of Aether’s Bliss (poetry)

Rob Akers

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