A Little About Me

Karin Hedetniemi


  • Royal City Literary Arts Society 🇨🇦
  • Victoria Writers’ Society 🇨🇦
  • Haiku Canada 🇨🇦
  • Haiku Society of America 🇺🇸

My profile on Poets & Writers.

My life’s journey…so far.

I photograph and write about quiet, soulful things: nature, place, a sense of wonder, loss, living forward, being human.


I’ve been shaped by the landscapes where I’ve lived, loved, and travelled. I have midwestern roots, a prairie heart, and a deep seaside soul.

Currently I live in the port city of Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, filling my senses with west coast beauty.


I’m a lifelong, curious, experiential learner. I’ve taken risks, experimented, given my whole heart to many different professional roles.

Writing has always been my one, true calling.

Published Works

In addition to this blog, you can read my recently published writing portfolio and view my published photography.


I am grateful for the educational support of a 2023 professional development grant from Access Copyright Foundation.

Land Acknowledgment

I would like to acknowledge the traditional unceded lands of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen/Songhees) People, where I live, dream, and create. Growing up in Victoria, I never heard the traditional names of the territories. I endeavour now to learn of the Lekwungen/Songhees People’s culture, struggles, and wisdom. I often walk through míqәn (Beacon Hill) where I, too, am “warmed by the sun.”

In offering this land acknowledgment, I affirm the Lekwungen/Songhees People’s history, experiences, spirit, and knowledge.

Be brave, kind, and true.