with Rose Knapp:
Q1: When did you start writing and first influences?
Rose: I started writing in my mid twenties. I devoured all kinds of poetry at first.
Q2: Who are your biggest influences today?
Rose: I would say the Dadaists and Futurists are a large influence. I’m a trans woman, and other trans poets like Jennifer Espinoza and torrin greathouse have been influential for me.
Q3: Any pivotal moment when you knew you wanted to be a writer/artist?
Rose: I had a period where I was realizing that poetry and music were what I wanted to pursue.
Q4: Who has helped you most with writing?
Rose: I’m often a loner and I’m self taught, but I find reading others’ work and worldview helps me the most.
Q5: Where did you grow up and how did that influence your writing & have any travels away from home influence your work?
Rose: I grew up in Minneapolis, and have lived in New York City and Los Angeles. I think place inevitably influences your writing, although I lean towards more abstract poetry where place isn’t as apparent.
Q6: What do you consider your most meaningful work that you’ve done creatively so far?
Rose: I feel very accomplished about my most recent collection, Tantric Tanankh.
Q7: Favorite activities to relax?
Rose: Listening to a variety of music, usually electronic music. Going for walks.
Q8: What is a favorite line/stanza from a poem of yours or others?
Rush of emotions I’ve lost touch with or
Never experienced before curvy physique
Perky breasts smooth skin that feels so
Right, I Am becoming my own Goddess
Q9: Any recent or forthcoming projects that you’d like to promote?