interview series

Interview Series – Rose Knapp

Intro: Hello, my name is Rose, I’m a trans woman poet. I’m neurodivergent.

When / why did you start writing poetry? – answers in adjectives Dazzling Elegant Fascinating Entrancing Mesmerizing 

How do you write a poem? – answer in five verbs. Think Imagine Become Know Make

What is your definition of what experimental poetry is? Poetry that deviates from the mainstream, whether it’s through form or subject matter. Poetry that expands what is meant by poetry. 

Have you done many interviews before? Do you find them repetitive? Repetitive? Repetitive? I have done a few before, I don’t do them often so they don’t feel repetitive.

What’s a favorite snack you like when poet-ing? Black coffee.

What are you kinda obsessed by? What it means to be trans, both personally and culturally.

Do you tell your social circle about your poet-ing? Most people in my social circle know I’m a poet, although most of them don’t read poetry.

How do you rebel? It used to be through drugs, now I rebel through my writing and making electronic music. 

Tell me a literary / science fact or joke, please. Life likely exists elsewhere in the cosmos, are they poets as well?

What’s your fav colour, poet, snack. (this is your pen name!) I’m attracted to the experimentalism of the Dadaists. I’ve also been loving reading Danielle Rose’s poetry lately.

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 and on Twitter @Rose_Siyaniye

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By Michelle Moloney King

Artist. Poetish.