2 short poems by Rose Knapp “And Groove” & “Sun Angels”

photo by Anna Gru (Unsplash)

And Groove

On and on and groove, the light rail 
Flashes by as metallic skeletons transport
Holy flesh to their destination onwards

Sun Angels

Omnipotent omniscient omnipresent monotheistic 
Western heretical trinities unite with 
The infinite triune breath of the Eastern polytheistic Om


Bio: Rose Knapp (she/they) is a poet and electronic producer. She has publications in Lotus-Eater, Bombay Gin, BlazeVOX, Hotel Amerika, Fence Books, Obsidian, Gargoyle, and others. She has poetry collections published with Beir Bua Press, Hesterglock Press, and Dostoyevsky Wannabe. She lives in Minneapolis. Find her at roseknapp.net and on Twitter @Rose_Siyaniye

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

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

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

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

Immortality

Is it possible to truly live for ever?
Are not even the greats eventually forgotten,
Relegated to a footnote of history?

George Floyd

I CAN’T BREATHE! Asphyxiation, apathy
Nine excruciating minutes of torment
A year of protesting and fighting for truth

And then at long last a sigh of relief in Minneapolis
And around the world. Not justice, but accountability

Prayer

Is prayer an effective way to approach
The multifaceted evils of this allegedly fallen world?

Is prayer, like astrology, psychologically Effective?
Or is it a hangover from a more
Superstitious age? Remnants of belief

Jaguar Dreaming

Jagged jade Jaguar jumps out of 
The surrealist unconscious jungle
That gives meaning to the mind

Empress of the Night

Queer queen of the night, sparkling reds 
And stark shades of black blaze onwards
Flashing flesh to fickle phantoms of the night



Author Bio:

Rose Knapp (she/they) is a poet and electronic producer. She has publications in Lotus-Eater, Bombay Gin, BlazeVOX, Hotel Amerika, Fence Books, Obsidian, Gargoyle, and others. She has poetry collections published with Hesterglock Press and Dostoyevsky Wannabe. She lives in Minneapolis. Find her at roseknapp.net and on Twitter @Rose_Siyaniye