About Kiyo

Kiyo is the artist name of Kimberly Jolanda, born in 1986, who was raised and still lives in Leiden, a university city in The Netherlands.
 
Nicknamed the Dreaming Lady by fellow poets for her delicate, imaginative poetry, Kim has been writing and sharing her work online for several years. Starting on a community site and with a personal blog, she made the move to a website under her artist name, Kiyo, early 2017.
 
Influenced by her love for Japanese style poetry, Kim updates two visual poetry series almost weekly; the Micro Poetry, and the Haiku Series. Mostly written in free-form, they are short pieces inspired by nature, philosophy and day-to-day thoughts and emotions. Other, longer works, can soon be found in the Poetic Thoughts series, or in her upcoming indie publication, Dreamscape; an art-book filled with fantasy art and poetry that blends the thin line between fiction and reality, that will be available for purchase this Fall.
 
When she is not writing, Kim works freelance as a digital artist, specialising in photo-manipulation and motion graphics, creating artwork for
a variety of things ranging from commissioned book covers to short animations. To view more of her work, visit her at kiyo-art.com.
 

Would you like to get regular poetry updates? You can find Kiyo on the following social media:

Instagram | Tumblr | Ello | Twitter | Facebook | deviantART | Wattpad

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