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Kristiana Reed (she/her) is a writer and sole editor for Free Verse Revolution: a literary and arts magazine. Reed has been sharing her work online since 2016 and has self-published two poetry collections, Between the Trees and Flowers on the Wall. Both collections are available for digital download or on Amazon as paperbacks. Reed is an advocate for mental health and chooses to share her experience with mental illness, addiction and sobriety.

Since beginning a WordPress blog in 2016, Reed has found joy in working with others whether that be publishing and editing their work, interviewing creators, or reading and reviewing self-published and indie published books. This passion led Reed to work with a small publishing press before running Free Verse Revolution as a platform which shared writing from talented writers daily. Free Verse Revolution was relaunched as a literary magazine by Reed in January 2021 which publishes issues quarterly. 

Reed is a voracious reader with a particular interest in indie published / self-published novels, poetry collections and memoirs. She reviews for Reedsy Discovery but also takes review requests via email. You can find her on Goodreads and Storygraph. 

Qualifications

BA Classical Studies - First Class Honours

PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in English - Distinction

Positions held

Editor in Chief - Free Verse Revolution

Reviewer - Reedsy Discovery 

Publications

Swear to Me, Nicholas Gagnier

Free Verse Revolution: The Collection (2010 - 2017)

We Will Not Be Silenced, Indie Blu(e) Publishing

Nightingale and Sparrow 01: flight

MAELSTROM zine 04: The Feminist Issue

Turnpike Magazine 06

Honeyfire Literary Magazine 01: memory foam, and 03: plastic minds

As The World Burns, Indue Blu(e) Publishing

All Things Shine: a charity anthology, Samantha Nimmo