As an extension of The Black Lion Journal’s mission, The Wire’s Dream is a semi-annual magazine that values community, life perspectives, and different worldviews. Contributors were asked to complete a set of mini interview questions with the purpose of sharing with the readers and their fellow submitters a bit about who they are and about their creativity. All questions were the same for each contributor; and each answer given is unique, open, friendly, and candid.
Let’s start by talking about creativity — what does creativity mean to you?
If I had to define creativity succinctly it would be a mixing of Heideggerian Dasein and Futurist conceptions of utopias/dystopias.
How and when did you get started doing what you love to do? Who or what is your creative muse?
My muses range from the most quotidian aspects of the city to the most cosmological philosophical questions.
What is your most memorable creative experience, if any?
People approach creativity in such different ways! What about you? What is your creative routine? Do you know of any quirky habits or creative superstitions?
I nearly always write at night, it’s superstitious, but there is a certain tone to writing while walking the streets when most of society is dreaming.
Time, Tips, & Future Goals
How do you make time to do what you love to do?
I have a fairly regimented time for creating, but I also write whenever it comes.
What tips can you give novice creatives about getting started on their creative journey and about submitting their work for publication?
Sheer consistent persistence.
What do you hope to achieve with your creativity? Where would you like to see yourself in about 5 years, professionally and creatively?
I like to keep my process fairly open, ideally I’ll continue to have my work in literary magazines and full-lengths collections with publishers I admire.
— TWD Magazine 3rd Collection—
Rose Knapp is a poet, producer, and multimedia artist. She has publications in Lotus-Eater, Bombay Gin, BlazeVOX, Hotel Amerika, Gargoyle, and others. She has a chapbook with Hesterglock Press and a collection forthcoming with Dostoyevsky Wannabe. She lives in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at roseknapp.net.
Read Rose’s Poetry In TWD Magazine 3rd Collection
“Data desired Two” — p. 91