Kjell Nykvist b. 1972

Kjell Nykvist was born in Kalmar, Småland, Sweden, but grew up in Butte, Montana.  He's a museum curator, and a lousy one, too. Kjell does not actually exist but is rather a heteronym of Bryan Damien Nichols, from Texas, who is disillusioned with his very non-poetic legal career. During one of their many pub crawls, Nichols said to Nykvist, "Creating you completes me." Nykvist replied: "You're the heteronym." Question: Why would Nichols write poetry through a transplanted Swede, who can't tell the difference between a waxwing and a parakeet? Answer: Have another drink.

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