Poems about love. Love poems. As a woman, K-M Skalkenæs has often been accused of writing nothing but. Accused by people who’ve never read a single word she has written.
As you may imagine, this does not spur one on to write more on the matter. Rather the opposite.
So while there have been many opportunities for her to write about love, few have been utilized. One shouldn’t allow oneself to be boxed – but such overwhelming stereotyping is hard to ignore. And K-M Skalkenæs has never wanted to be a “woman writer” – or known solely for love poems.
Given the choice, she’d rather be known for her depictions of transience and nature – by far the most common themes in her work.