5 Poems & Music – A Rose Knapp Project with Art by Robert Frede Kenter

Mutant Dub

Subbass squelching smooth crisp waves
Wobbling, warping, washing over the hypnotic crowd
Enveloping revelers in revelations of sound

Obsidian Expanse

Volcanic obsidian crystalline liquified ash
Drips down the cavern into the
Rushing flowing streaming IV flow of lava

Diaphonia Basilica

Belladonna nightshade violets
Creep into the abandoned Baroque basilica

Merging dreams, terrors, and reality
into a singularity of fickle floral delirium
collage of flowers in mauve yellows  harsh and grainy with grey-green stems and flowers of roses  and fragment of cupid arrow elongated to look like a nuclear mushroom cloud. rectangular shape 4 rows top and bottom cut off.

Clairvoyance Club Dub

Fall in Love

Diaphanous diagonal slanted cut diamond
Roses resplendent in rapturous glorias
Azure glitter gouache intermingling with ‘real’ life

Bitches Brew

Swift staccatos of jazz trumpets sharply
stab the ears, melding with psychedelic
Warped rock guitars, releasing into bliss
Another grouping of the flower collage the original collage with grey and amber tones and black flowers like looking through window panes vertical 3 rows top bottom rows cut off. All visual images by Robert Frede Kenter

Clairvoyance Club Dub (Reprise)

Rose Knapp (‡Starving Poet§) is a trans nonbinary Dadaist poetess and electronic music producer. She has publications in Lotus-Eater, Bombay Gin, BlazeVOX, Hotel Amerika, Fence Books, Obsidian, Gargoyle, & others. She has poetry collections published with Beir Bua Press, Hesterglock Press, and Dostoyevsky Wannabe. She has LP’s & EP’s released with Natural Sciences, Aa3 Corp., D.M.T. Records, Great Circles, Always Human Tapes, Far East Sound, and others. She lives in Minneapolis. Twitter: @Rose_Siyaniye

Banner Art and interiors: from Flowers and a Cupid Arrow (variations), a series of visual poetry collages (c) Robert Frede Kenter (2015/2022)

Robert Frede Kenter is the publisher/EIC of Ice Floe Press and curator of Cassandra/Chorale. Work recently in the Anthology The Book of Penteract (Penteract Press, 2022). The collection, EDEN, hybrid-visual poetry, is available at www.rareswanpress.com. Poetry, visual poetry, art and prose published widely in journals incl. Cutbow Quarterly, Anthropocene, Burning House Press, Watch Yr Head, Cough, FeversOftheMind, talking about strawberries all the time, grain, prairie fire, ARC and many others. Twitter: @frede_kenter

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