By Rose Knapp


If infinite Nablockovs

Then how many kens

Can Baroque Barbie

Become |straight|

Out of Carnegie?

Actuality, I'm not

Asking You Mýa

Keatzian kitsch

Or my hollow

Über Tractatus

Or maybe I am

Only because

On Fridays I'm

An amused muse

Coke stoned and

Gazing at Gatsby


Climax shot he calls

Me a ride we cackle

And I black out the Times

I see a Langston or another

Siren getting locked for life

When I'm not in Manhattan



Rose Knapp is a poet, producer, and multimedia artist. She has publications in Lotus-Eater, Bombay Gin, BlazeVOX, Hotel Amerika, Gargoyle, and others. She currently lives and works in Manhattan and her work can be found at