Five Poems by Rose Knapp

Eschatological Logic

Estrogen ecstasy eschaton eschatological 
Burning visions of the end of this world 
Extirpation excision excelsior extinction deo 

Metamodernist Metaphysics 

What is being? Being in itself, being in all
Of its sets of Heideggerian equivocation 
Does being have a ground, an essence?

Ship of Souls

Sails over the dark dharma horizon 
Slipping into the Dantesque dramaturgy 
Of lithium lakes destabilized in Lethe 


Why is there something rather than 
Nothingness? Why is there life 
Rather a formless void of darkness?

Multiverse Shift

The universe shifts into multiplicities 
Of multiverses, coreless essenceless
And infinities of nonlinear pythic paths 

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 on at and on Twitter @Rose_Siyaniye

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