Kristin Garth

About Kristin Garth

Kristin Garth is a Pushcart, Best of the Net & Rhysling nominated sonnet stalker. Her poetry has stalked magazines like Glass, Yes, Five:2: One, Former Cactus, Occulum & many more. She has six chapbooks including Shakespeare for Sociopaths (Hedgehog Poetry Press), Pink Plastic House (Maverick Duck Press), Puritan U (Rhythm & Bones Press March 2019), The Legend of the Were Mer (Thirty West Publishing House March 2019), Candy Cigarette Womanchild Noir, and she has a fantasy collaborative full length A Victorian Dollhousing Ceremony forthcoming in June (Rhythm & Bones Lit) and Flutter: A Southern Gothic Fever Dream (TwistiT Press) in January 2020. Follow her on Twitter: (@lolaandjolie), and her website kristingarth.com


  • Title: Shakespeare for Sociopaths
  • ISBN: 978-1999640262
  • Pages: 46
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“Shakespeare for Sociopaths is a collection of sociopathic characters commented on, caged in the Shakespearean sonnet form. My whole life I’ve been immersed in a milieu of dark characters — in my bed, in my head, in pop culture, books. This book represents the union of two twin passions/obsessions of mine: the Shakespearean sonnet form and villainous characters. Shakespeare himself was certainly fascinated with these kinds of characters and housed many such in his tomes from the Macbeths to Iago in Othello. I follow in his tradition with my own Garthian flourishes like internal rhyme and killer couplets. This poetic form is an obsession to me, and I stalk it like a sociopath. Open this book and visit the villains. They’re caged. You’re safe with me.”

– Kristin Garth


  • Title: Candy Cigarette : Womanchild Noir
  • ISBN: 978-1999640262
  • Pages: 100
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“Kristin Garth’s work is a vulnerable piece of writing, connected with hybrid memoirs. It is filled with sonnets upon sonnets of language that is precise, detailed, and profound—her words hitting us like punches in the guts. The poems in this book are as naked as the clothes Garth removes as a stripper; layer upon layer of pain, abuse, and self-worthlessness echo in the imagery, yet there is a constant flash of light throughout the darkness.

Candy Cigarette is a brave and bold book which reveals Garth’s poetic ability to capture a particular time of her life and to step back to reflect upon the effect it had; Garth conveys this dark period of hers with rhymes and rhythm. Her style and voice make the reader delve into the seedy strip clubs with her; to feel the eyes of her clients on her; and to perceive the essence of what sex feels like without any connections.

Kristin Garth has a voice of a woman who has a real story to tell. It’s not make believe, it is raw, and uncut. Cross your legs and read this intimate tale of an American woman’s journey into the dark underworld, and how she made it out alive.”

– Christina Strigas, Love & Vodka


We invited Kristin to curate her own issue of Stickleback, for which she created ‘Glitter & Guillotines’ a beautiful vignette that is as stunning as it is disturbing.

As with all of our single poet Sticklebacks, Kristin’s was initially available as a Limited Print Edition, but is more generally available to download for free in PDF form.