K-M SKalkenæs has suffered from anxiety during several periods of her life, and the experience has consequently sept into her writing.
Anxiety is by no means the most common theme in her poetry. It is more of a side effect of lived experience. It is not a theme chosen specifically.
These poems are personal. This should come as no surprise. However, even though that is the case, they are likewise relatable for those who have lived through similar experiences. As such they tap into the common human experience.
People with no personal knowledge of anxiety may find it difficult to follow. Not to worry. If that is you – you aren’t the primary target for them anyway. But keep reading anyway; you may learn from it.