So, the important question is: Who Am I?
All jokes aside;
I am a Danish poet / writer / translator and pictorial artist. I run this site in order to have a handy publishing platform for my work which I self-publish.
Aside from this, I have also worked as a web developer / e-commerce manager, and now I am currently studying Corporate Law and Finance. I also read a lot, listen to loads of music and grow my own vegetables.
My Pseudonym Is K-M Skalkenæs
I have used several pseudonyms over time, and for different reasons.
I’m not going to list all of them here, since they have served their purpose and are therefore better left in the past. But I will say that they started out a far cry from who I am in reality, and moved closer and closer to my real identity as I became more comfortable with what I was writing.
K-M Skalkenæs is the pseudonym I ended up sticking with. K-M is my initials. Skalkenæs is a lesser-known name for the place I come from. Plain and simple.
But why even use a pseudonym?
Well, after taking a break from writing in order to complete an education, grow a bit older, and see the quality of my writing improve, I did kind of start writing in my own name for a while. However, the habit of having a pseudonym had just become so ingrained that it was difficult to stop.
It is such a handy way of separating different parts of one’s life. In my daily life, I have one name; and as a poet, another.
That way, K-M Skalkenæs came to life. It reflects my roots, it feels like “me”, and yet it is still a separate “identity” – untarnished by my daily life.