On and on and groove, the light rail
Flashes by as metallic skeletons transport
Holy flesh to their destination onwards
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_SiyaniyeA Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Rose Knapp5 short poems by Rose Knapp : Immortality,George Floyd, Prayer, Jaguar Dreaming,Empress of the Night
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?
Is it possible to truly live for ever? Are not even the greats eventually forgotten, Relegated to a footnote of history?
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
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
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
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