1, Tell us about you, and your writing (themes, influences etc.)
I’m a writer with an overactive imagination, to the point where it’s hard not to daydream! While I am working on a fantasy novel, I am currently neck deep in poetry projects. I find poetry lets me be a little more creative with mixing writing personal experiences/feelings and diving into different worlds I’ve created.
I’ve always been one to love monsters and dark creatures, and I’m heavily inspired by the video games Dark Souls and Bloodborne in my writing. Mixing cute things like flowers and pastels with dark creatures and weird creatures, castle ruins, and magic is something I always try to add a touch of in my work.
2, What are some of the ways in which you promote your work, and do you find these add, or eat into, your time writing?
I promote my work mostly on Twitter and Instagram, it’s hard to branch out due to mental health reasons, I don’t want to stretch my energy too thin. Most of it needs to be put toward being financially stable and getting through my projects. So yea, it definitely eats into writing time. If real life wasn’t a huge struggle then having more time to market myself would be great, it’s just not possible at the moment.
3, What projects are you working on at present?
Right now I’m working on Peony Wings which is a collection of poems based around my characters the King of Bones and the Necromancer Queen. It’s a mix of creepy-cute and has personal poems as well as poems that relate between the two characters. (Let’s be real, the necromancer queen is my self-insert haha)
I’m also working on another poetry book called Violet Wings which is about being non-binary and very heavy in dealing with gender and queerness. It’s one of my harder projects because it’s SO personal.
4, What does poetry mean to you?
Poetry to me is emotion. Whether it tells a story, the poems connect and flow together, or are meant to stand alone. It all comes from someone’s feelings and emotions. Poetry is meant to be read to see the writer first… and relating to it if you do is just a bonus.
that those who smile
will play this hateful game
– lovers become predators
A short collection of poems that touch on finding yourself while in the spaces between toxic people and emotionally abusive lovers.
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3 thoughts on “4 Questions with Anne Chivon”
Dude I loooooove Dark Souls – I played Demon Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls II, but haven’t gotten to play bloodborne. Sounds like a poet I need to check out; I love her vibe and I relate soo much on the mental illness and sharing your work. I was just pondering how people in the early 20th century became known-
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