The Golden Cult

rose-author-pictwitterRose Knapp is a poet, novelist, multimedia artist, and music producer. She has an experimental novel forthcoming and various poetry publications in The Commonline Journal, Blue Lake Review, Poetry Pacific Magazine, Turk’s Head Review, OccuPoetry, Shot Glass Journal, Chicago Literati, and others.

She currently divides her time between Brooklyn and Minneapolis.


ever since at least Whitman America has worshipped and bowed down to the golden cult of experience true sometimes experience is easily the best teacher and fodder for writers and other artists but often the best stories paintings and poems are the result of an imaginative Romantic leap a Kierkegaardian leap if you will did Homer really participate in the Trojan Wars did Dante really go to Hell and Purgatory and Paradise did Shakespeare really become a prince and kill his mother and wicked stepfather did Joyce really become a woman and have a legendary either orgasm and become Adam and Eve and the feminine incarnate word of Anna Liva Plurabelle or did he just innately know gramma’s grammar somehow is having a penis since birth a disqualifier for experiencing the feminine experience is the main source of art worldly experience or daydreaming at night other worldliness or both or bollocks

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