Refugia… A little new book of poems!

I’m proud to announce that my newest collection of poems, Refugia, has been published by Persian Pony Press of Portland, Oregon!

(With the supple and fantastic calligraphy cover art of Patrick Barber at BlackLetterHeart!)

It is a rare thing to run across a collection of poems that lands in exquisite equipoise between that which is said and that which is silent.  The spaces between sing, whisper, weep. They declaim love for the imperfect and the impermanent.  To experience Kristin Berger’s Refugia is to skip stones across a frozen river, is to lay one’s ear against the groaning ice.

―Wendy Willis, author of A Long Late Pledge

More about REFUGIA, and to purchase your signed copy, please click here.

And for the Book Release Party, and other readings, please click here.

Hope to share some poetry with you, one fine day soon!


Another Read Through Poetry Reading, June 28

I’ll be reading this summer, June 28 at Another Read Through (one of Portland’s indie bookstore gems), at 7pm, with Seattle-poet Ann Tweedy and Scot Siegel. 

Please join us and support your poets, and the booksellers that support them!

Another Read Through

3932 N Mississippi Ave

Portland, OR 97227


Santa Ana River Review, a home for two new poems

So pleased to have new work published in Santa Ana River Review! “Echolocation” (title poem of a manuscript-in-progress), and “Physics of Fire.” Much gratitude to Kathleen Taylor, Poetry Editor, and the editors & readers at UC Riverside, and the good company.

New poems in Mockingheart Review

Thank you, Clare L. Martin, editor of Mockingheart Review, for including 2 new poems in the current issue. A nice way to start off 2018, in good company!

New work in Light: A Journal of Photography and Poetry

I am so very pleased to have five new poems featured in the current issue of Light: A Journal of Photography and Poetry! Thank you to the editors, Jennifer Drucker and Manny Blacksher, for including my work, and for being a light in the independent publishing landscape. 

Please support small, independent presses, booksellers  and writers this holiday season!


Inflectionist Review, Poems & Interview

High Desert Negative

Thank you to the editors of The Inflectionist Review, Anatoly Molotkov and John Sibley Williams, for nominating my poems, “Refugia,” and “High Desert Negative” for 2017 Best of the Net, “Slack Tide” for this year’s Orison Anthology, and “Refugia” for the Pushcart Prize. 

All poems are available online, as well as an interview as the Inflectionist Review’s Distinguished Poet. Such an honor.

“High Desert Negative” reading for The Inflectionist Review, via Soundcloud.