Kristiana Reed (she/her) is a writer, editor and English teacher living in the United Kingdom. Since 2016, she has shared her work online and began as a guest writer for platforms like Blood into Ink and Whisper into Roar – both of which focused on feminism, trauma survival and the lived experience of those from marginalised communities. In 2018 she began working with Nicholas Gagnier on his blog, Free Verse Revolution, which has since become a literary & arts magazine. The blog was handed to Kristiana in 2019, and in 2021 she transformed into a digital publication which publishes writers and artists from around the globe. Free Verse Revolution is now edited and managed by Kristiana and her co-editor, Nicholas James.
Reed has also published two full poetry collections titled Between the Trees and Flowers on the Wall. Both can be purchased through Amazon and Payhip. Later this year she is planning on releasing her latest chapbook ‘Thread Wild’ which is currently a Patreon exclusive. This chapbook marries poetry with photography and explores how nature and its cycles are rooted within us. This is a common theme for Kristiana who often writes about the body, illness, addiction recovery/sobriety, and womanhood through a lens of the natural world, the everyday and written portraiture.
Through both Patreon and Fiverr, Reed offers editing services for poem bundles, chapbooks and full-length poetry collections. Members of Patreon also gain access to exclusive content – such as chapbooks, drafts, unpublished poems, and postcards. Beyond this, however, you can also support Reed’s work by following her on Instagram and on Reedsy Discovery.
List of 2022 Publications
Gypsophila – Volume 2, Issue 1, Femme Fatale [read here]
Brave Voices Magazine – published on their blog [read here]
Querencia Press Summer 2022 Anthology
Heroica Magazine [forthcoming publication on their website]
Anti-Heroin Chic – Issue 28 [read here]
The Hyacinth Review – two poems published on their website [read here & here]
Tabula Rasa Review [forthcoming publication in Issue 2 in 2023]
Beyond the Veil Press – How to Heal a Bloodline anthology
Firefly Archives – Issue 3, Something Wicked [read here]
Vocivia Magazine – Issue 3, CYBERSCRIPT [read here]
Querencia Press – Not Ghosts but Spirits, Volume 1
Nightingale & Sparrow Literary Magazine – Issue 16, starlight