As Kindred Magazine nears three years of publishing personal essays, poetry, and short fiction each month, we’re shifting directions and doing something NEW. Starting with this issue, Kindred will publish quarterly at the beginning of each season, and our team, while continuing to write, will invite, mentor, and amplify the voices of even more writers, artists, musicians, and poets. This issue alone features original work from 19 individuals, 12 of whom are contributing to Kindred for the first time, including our first male author! You’ll find a gorgeous original song, beautiful poems, and personal essays on farming, Comic Con, divorce, homelessness, cooking, parenting, and more. Some are short and sweet, others profound. So please, poke around, explore, and discover a NEW voice, a NEW perspective, a NEW opportunity for delight or compassion or contemplation or connection. Enjoy our first quarterly issue: NEW.
Our featured artist is Katey Andrews, a Pacific Northwest painter inspired by the strength and beauty in nature, particularly trees, roots, and water. Her love of both nature and art began when she was a child growing up in Alaska. Katey’s favorite medium is watercolor. For texture and depth, she adds ink to many of her watercolor paintings using sticks she finds on the ground—a practice she discovered in college while earning her Fine Art degree. Katey and her husband have lived and raised their two daughters in Duvall, WA, for the last 20 years. She is currently a member of the Duvall Creative Arts Guild and shows her work in local venues. See more of her work at www.kateyandrews.com.