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INTERVIEW: “Ariadne: Now and Then” by thedeadB3AT

A modern-day love story intertwined with the classic romance of Dionysus and Ariadne.

I’m here today with thedeadB3AT to have a chat about his debut poetry book, “Ariadne: Now and Then.” So, let’s start off with question number one: What is the inspiration behind this collection?

I have always admired the love story between Dionysus and Ariadne from Greek mythology, and I met my Ariadne, who inspired me to write this collection.

That’s really sweet! A dual love story all in one. When did your love of writing enter your life?

I’ve been writing since I can remember, but my focus shifted to mainly poetry and lyrics during my college years. I enjoy the freedom poetry gives me, through the rhythm and all the other aspects. It’s like a symphony of chaos at times.

A symphony of chaos… I like it! What are some of the themes that you included in your book?

Love. Self-destruction. Parallel Universes. Awakening.

I enjoy the freedom poetry gives me.

Wonderful! I particularly intrigued by that third one. Who/what are some of your major poetic influences?

My influences are all over the place. As far as poetry, it’s anything from Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan to Neil Hilborn and Billy Collins. And love. Always love.

Yes, love certainly is the ultimate muse! How did this poetry book come to be?

For this collection, I conducted research around the tale of Dionysus and Ariadne before outlining the two parallel storylines. I tend to plan for a collection for a month or so and then write chaotically for several days and take what I think works.

That sounds reasonable. Is there anything else you’d like to add?

As Dionysus and Ariadne come together, so do two young lovers in this obscure yet breathtaking collection of poetry.

Thank you so much for having this chat with me. I had a good time speaking with you. Never stop writing, my friend!

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Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

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