I was born and raised in the United Kingdom, Wales, so I have a very deep ethos of welsh Celtic background which has influenced growth of my own poet tree and by the romantic, lyrical and emotional styles inspired by the great Dylan Thomas. My roots don’t just branch there, my family ancestry tree stems from the Irish regions – My mother was born in the South side, County Clare Kilrush. Proudly blessed with two different Celtic cultural heritage.
What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
The greatest thing about the place I call home is the view of rugged coastlines, the beautiful therapeutical landscapes in the countrysides and the mountainous resovouirs. It just brings my soul to life, replenishes my vibe and is the canvas for many poetical writes. My poewitical mind’s eye captures many bespoke visuals within the vision focus aligns, developing clarity through my mirror lens of captivating soulful sights.
What turns you on creatively?
Creatively, I love deep spiritual, out of the box thinking. Whether it’s art, poetry, music, or any other creative endeavor, what turns me on is the originality of thought and the ability to express my thoughts through a variety of medium.
What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
“Unlocking my wordsmith potential in the books of Poewitical”
What is your pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is a person who boasts too much about their accomplishments or outlook on life and puts others down in the process.
What defines KL Merchant?
KL Merchant is your journey guide through the ups and downs of life, the true warrior in disguise, she has lived through the cloudy rain and thunder storms to get to the other side (that brighter sunny side up of life), she has seen and felt many rejections through her writing but instead of back peddling, she always chooses to push forward and cycle ahead – racing to the finish line with a steady mind. Her grab life by the horns attitude has always triumphed her winning streak to battle on like the true soldier she has always known herself to be underneath. Many a times she has rode on the roads of repair, a vision focus after the glares from the despair, and so embark upon the road to change and all of its phase. When it comes to her ambitions – her tunnel visions open beyond the scale and nothing or noone can steer her away from her chosen field.
The sky may be the limit but her mind is unlimited.
KL writes in a metaphorical poetic prose, her profound double meanings reel readers into her web of cryptics to decode. She is moved by spiritual, inner meanings, universe inner workings, the elements of senses, and spine chilling, soulful thrilling mysteries. She too enjoys solving the pieces of puzzles as much as crafting them for others, life in itself is a map of amaze filled with twists and turns for her logical embrace.
KL Merchant is a published poetry author, and unsigned musical performer; Bringing her stories and characters to life, she loves anything mysteriously spooky and strange. Specialising in classical gothic emo fairytale celtic mythology. She grew up reading and admiring the works of R.L Stine, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, and Tim Burton. The Goosebumps books were the theme of her life. Her favourite stories were; 'The Blob That Ate Everyone', 'My Best Friend Is Invisible' and 'Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns', which later inspired her to write haunting lyrics for her story soundtrack albums. KL Merchant has published her Blood Lines; supernatural haunting futuristic poetry collection which is an anthology consisting of eight series, including a magazine edition. One of her prized poetry pieces, 'Access Denied' got chosen to feature in the Spillwords Press '13 Days of Halloween' series in 2019. Her music & poetry has aired from then on, across TFSC Radio, Indie YFM Radio, BroRadio, GrimRock Radio, RadioWhat & many more.