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Trans and Culture

By Rose Knapp

How much of being queer is rejecting the

Mainstream cis, heteronormative narratives?

There were zero kids I knew in high school

That were openly queer or trans

Even though we had sex, we weren’t out about it

I was closeted too, maybe much of America is closeted


About the author:

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 Beir Bua Press, Hesterglock Press, and Dostoyevsky Wannabe. She lives in Minneapolis. Find her at and on Twitter @Rose_Siyaniye


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