A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Rose Knapp

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.

Tantric Tanankh by Rose Knapp

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?

Rose:

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?

Rose:

‘HRT’, ‘Incinerate’, ‘Cafe Acid’, ‘Climbing Climate’ and ‘Neutrino Quarks’ by Rose Knapp


5 short poems by Rose Knapp : Immortality,George Floyd, Prayer, Jaguar Dreaming,Empress of the Night

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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