New Book Release – K.D. Rose -“DreamPoem” – (Contemporary Poetry Collection Sourced From Literary Journal Publications)

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For all you poetry lovers out there, I’ve got a really exciting treat for you all tonight.

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We are lucky to have a very special guest return to us. Author & Poetess supreme K.D. Rose has released a new amazing poetry collection full of all of her previously published Literary Journal gems! K.D. was interviewed by me at the end of last year and you can read that interview, along with finding out more about her other books here:-

Author Interview – K.D. Rose – Author & Poet – Inside Sorrow and The Brevity of Twit

So let’s hear more about how K.D. has assembled this sterling collection of her poems and what delights we might find in it. Enjoy the show folks.


Hi there KD, so happy to have you back here with us again to chat about your latest poetry collection release, which is filled to the brim with many wonderful, memorable poems.

Thank you! It’s great to be back and always exciting to be publishing.

First of all, what are the themes that unite “DreamPoem” together and how did you approach preparing them for this collection?

This is my first collection of all the poetry that has been published in literary journals. I’ve been publishing in literary journals for the last two years and would hear from others that they wished they could read them but there were just too many journals to buy so this fixes that problem.

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Why is your latest book called “DreamPoem”, what is the relevance to the poems and collection itself?

Poetry is often created from the perspective of a witness or an other, even when it is deeply personal. Hence the title. All of life can seem like a dream in some ways, even as we go through its ups and downs. The poems reflect these moments in life.

What would you choose as your own personal mascot or spirit animal when it comes to you and your style of writing?

Black panther has always been my personal preference though I have to say the last time I visualized for one it came out as a bunny! But in general stealthy and powerful is the black panther.

How does a poem begin for you? Does it start with an image, a form or a particular theme?

It can be so many things. Sometimes an experience is so powerful that you must write about it. Sometimes a stream of ideas and words come together to form themselves and I take it from there.

Are there any forms you haven’t tried yet but would like to?

Sonnets are difficult but I would like to write a really good one at some point. The whole art of freedom within restriction rests with sonnets.

What is your relationship with your speaking voice and your written voice?

Totally different. My written voice is much more powerful. It is more akin to the voice in my head. In fact in this book I have included a bonus essay and readers will really be able to see a different voice there that is still very “me.”

Have you considered getting other people to read your poetry or is it important for you to be the one to perform your poetry to an audience?

Due to health issues I don’t perform my poetry but I would love for others to at any point.

How important is accessibility of the meaning of your poems? Should we have to work hard to “solve” the poems and discover their deeper meanings?

I used to write much more obtuse, not on purpose but because that’s how my mind worked with obscure references. I am not so much like that anymore and am more concerned with the experience of the reader.

What conditions do you find best that help your writing process? Do you have any specific environments that you prefer to write in or any food/drink habits that also encourage you to write?

I have an office/library that I am lucky enough to have had my husband build for me. I love it and it is my writing place. I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for one of the poems in this book so I guess it must be working!

Has your own opinion or idea of what poetry is changed since you first started writing poetry?

Absolutely. As an avid reader, not just a writer, I am constantly inspired by others. Poetry that touches me deeply impresses me and I look to how they were able to evoke such a response.

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What were the hardest parts of this book to write? And what were the easiest?

The essay was the hardest because I am a poet mainly. The easiest poems are the ones that just come to you but that doesn’t happen often!

Who are some of your favourite authors, poets and poems?

e.e. cummings is my absolute favorite and I don’t feel he gets the respect he deserves. Also Rimbaud, Borges, Neruda. There are so many. My favorite poem is one of e.e. cummings called “My Father Walked Through Dooms of Love.” My favorite authors on the other hand are all science fiction: Philip K. Dick, Harlon Ellison. Old School! Though I feel in love with Leslie Jamison who writes essays.

Finally, regarding your subsequent projects, will you be writing another poetry book or do you have other projects in the pipeline?

My next plan is to write a book of essays. It is like pulling teeth so it may be awhile, especially since I will probably want them published first in literary journals.

And once again, that’s a wrap! Thank you for joining us once more and for giving us another collection of poetry to cherish and adore 🙂

Thank you for having me!



K. D. Rose is a poet, essayist, and author. K.D. was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry for There are Species of Stars Yet to be Seen. K. D.’s book, Inside Sorrow, won Readers Favorite Silver Medal for Poetry. She has written books in multiple genres. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have been published in Word Riot, Chicago Literati, Poetry Breakfast, BlazeVOX Journal, Ink in Thirds, Northern Virginia Review, The Nuclear Impact Anthology, Stray Branch Magazine, Literary Orphans, Maintenant Contemporary Dada Magazine, Lunch Ticket Arts and Literary Magazine, The 2016 Paragram Press Anthology, Eastern Iowa Review, Bop Dead City, Santa Fe Literary Magazine, Hermes Poetry Magazine, Slipstream, Wild Women’s Medicine Circle Journal and The Offbeat Literary Magazine.

You can connect with K.D. via the following Social Media channels:-

Facebook:- Author K.D. Rose (FB)
Goodreads:- K.D. Rose (Goodreads Author)
Google Plus:- Author KD Rose (Google Plus)
LinkedIn:- Author KD Rose (LinkedIn)
Tumblr:- Author KD Rose (Tumblr)
Twitter:– @KDRose1 (Twitter)
Website:- authorkdrose ~ Published Poet & Author. Reader. Analyst. Futurist. Belle of the Pithy, Acerbic Ball.

You can buy DreamPoem here:-

Buy DreamPoem by K.D. Rose in the UK/Europe

Buy DreamPoem by K.D. Rose in the US/Rest of the World

If you too would like to be interviewed on my blog at TooFullToWrite and you have a book or a series of books that you would like us to chat about then fill out the Contact Me form here with your details and we can arrange a future interview slot.

Still want more? Well, K.D. writes poetry that she says captures the songs in our lives, which is an endearing message indeed. For more articles on the theme of ‘Song’ then check out the links by my fellow bloggers below:-

1. What Songs They Sang – Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky
2. Quote of The Day – Keep On Moving
3. Song – bushboys world
4. theblackwallblog – Wednesday Wisdom 4.18.18
5. Jimmy James Sings Song – Mainline_Matter
6. The things we leave behind. (Song of life.) – Nicolas Heartmann
7. Sigh – myspiritisalive
8. Song – The Simple Life
9. Copper Cranes – Drone On
10. Warnings – Debbie Gravett
11. #Song – zeinswords
12. song. – Sipping On Poetry
13. Daily Prompts – Song – Netdancer’s Musings
14. Spirit Song – Nikewrites Blog
15. The climb – This is Nobody’s blog
16. Morning – Words For Leaving
17. A Song A Bird Sings – Vibes
18. Song – The Journey
19. Shaving carrots – Looking back in sadness
20. DP- Song – Sprawly
21. Success Inspirers World – A song for me my love
22. Living Songs – Suddenly Sound
23. Sandmanjazz – The Song is You
24. Music and Medicine – An Average Medical Student
25. New Machine – The Noisy Confusion of Life
26. Designer Sophisticate – Daily Double.
27. My Life Is My Making
28. Song of warriors – My struggle against silence
29. Success Inspirers World – My song
30. Power Pop – a nomad in cyberspace
31. Zainuri Hanif’s Blog – “The Path”
32. copypower – Song Of Togetherness
33. Rube Goldberg Machines – By Sarah
34. Viscosity – By Sarah
35. The Last is Everything. Remember it. — The Last Generation
36. Scott Andrew Bailey – The Birds that Catch My Eye
37. senryu : song – Cactus Haiku
38. What’s In a Song – Reflections of An Untidy Mind
39. Song and Dance – One day at a time
40. Let The Music Play – Leigha Robbins
41. Unforgettable melodies: Living my dream – Creative Bug
42. The Song Of A Broken Heart! Open Mind
43. Stay connected while showering – Wells Baum
44. The annoying ‘millennial whoop’ pattern – Wells Baum
45. Beware the ghost producers – Wells Baum
46. Video: Johann Johannsson ‘A Song For Europa’ – Wells Baum
47. A Curious Note – Becoming Malaika
48. Slide Songs; Building Chords and Tuning the Guitar to Open Key – Freelance Writing Services by Shane Patrick Irvine, J.D.
50. Spring Approaches – Lakeshore Ponderings
51. Scott Andrew Bailey – Marathon
52. Just Sing – Blog of Hammad Rais
53. Sing Me a Song. – A Step Forward
54. Spinman – Eurovision 2018 Greece – “Oneiro mou” Gianna Terzi
55. Find You by Zedd – Hopeful Happenings
56. My song to You · A Life’s Page
57. iamdeltapositivenegative
58. Once a Day Photos | – “All I have to do is Dream”
59. browney237’s Blog – Alice’s Restaurant
60. Walk with God – What Makes Up Your Song?
61. Hope of Spring (haiku) – Morning Glory
62. Life is a Beautiful Song – writomaniacs
63. Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored – Self-Discovery, A True Story
64. Scott Andrew Bailey – Mystic
65. Light Motifs II – Second Place Song
66. It’s All in Finding the Right Words – Songbirds
67. Song – wordsareallihavesite
68. Proscenium – Songs For a New World
69. Proscenium – Hear My Song
70. La Union – I am a paradox.
71. Eleanor Rigby, Revisited – Odette Chace
72. day 576 – remembering what it’s like to be me – a creative outlet + nonlinear collection of musings on unlearning how to destroy and remembering how to create. designed to enlighten, empower and humor.
73. Fluffy Pool – Philosophy
74. Scott Andrew Bailey – Sound Song
75. hopeforheather – Daily Prompt [Song]
76. My Simple Blog – Song
77. Help Us To Love – EST. AT 3 A.M.
78. Success Inspirers World – Sing a sweet love song
79. Whiny Words – Walk the Goats
80. Song, My Savior – response to daily prompt – The Bleeding Pencil
81. Margret’s Life Journey – Song
82. song: a wake – Seventeen Syllable Poetry
83. clear air – Seventeen Syllable Poetry
84. song, dance (sigh) – Seventeen Syllable Poetry
85. Frank Prem – you can’t take them with you
86. Frank Prem – frog call (ba bonk)
87. Frank Prem – when he burns
88. ..of Home – The Blue Heron
89. Sound Song – thehouseofbailey
90. Mystic – thehouseofbailey
91. Naikanlens – The song that I can’t hear
92. Marathon – thehouseofbailey
93. On a Song for Someone –
94. My Cousin J. – Ellen’s Blog
95. The Birds that Catch My Eye – thehouseofbailey
96. Nan’s Farm-Inside Out – 2 Wit 2 Woo
97. B_ live – Song in Major
98. My Song – Andrew Green’s Poems
99. Everyone Has A Song – Code Name: Gold Member
100. Song – Spiritual Fruit Without Religion
101. Adoration – Writing and Reflections
102. Life Song – Blue Sky Days 365
103. When Dad Smiles – Stew Rd.
104. theempathyqueen – A Song from the Heart – Be Brave
105. My Playlist of Memories – Mysteries of Life…You and Me
106. It’s Your Song – Author Flawed to Perfection
107. Sleep Glorious Sleep – My Loud Bipolar Whispers… hope
108. thelonerose – Song
109. The Journey Of Sound – Crunchy Fusion
110. My Xeriscape – Ink Soaked Soul – Megha Bhartiya
111. Our Dying Duet – Ink Soaked Soul – Megha Bhartiya
112. Songs about writing – Vignettes from a Writer’s Den
113. Song for the Silent – Tales from the mind of Kristian
114. Notes to Women – Sing to the Lord
115. Out of My Write Mind – Welcome
116. Celebrate Your Difference – emotionsoflife2016
117. Song of Mid-April, 2018 – Wind Rush
118. bethlovesblue – Poem #15
119. Winter’s Swan Song – like it or not
120. Your Song – This, That, and The Other
121. Song – Play Eat Work
122. Authentically 50 ~ Embracing Life’s Changes – Rocky Theme Song
123. The Power of a Song to Unite Us – Help from Heaven
124. A Birthday Song With A Literary Twist – Curious Cat
125. Night Owl Poetry – One Last Song ~ #poetry #NaPoWriMo
126. Wallie’s Wentletrap – Painting in the Window
127. Singing together – Life is great
128. Song and Dance – Ruth Blogs Here
130. My fingers drag slowly… – Blase’
131. Kill the Love – This Time Around…
132. Sing Like Nobody’s Listening – A Unique Title For Me
133. Song – syncwithdeep
134. Pray For Me – Fox Fresh
135. I just realized……. – suziland too or obsolete childhood
136. They, You and Me – God’s world
137. Dear Single Youth Series- Rose – DatOneLady
138. Just Me And My Music – I Lied
139. Song – etherealempres
140. The Cop Said… – KerDoodle Village
141. song – EclecticExclamations
142. MORALITY PARK – The Nile – Mia Pharaoh
143. To Wear A Rainbow – love songs
144. Virginia Views – Sunshine en Route
145. IF THE WORLD IS BUT A SONG, SHALL WE NOT ALL SING TOGETHER? Marilyn Armstrong – Serendipity – Seeking Intelligent Life On Earth
146. Wind Noise – LanelWilson
147. Song – Let’s Try Kindness
148. The Cat Chronicles – Daily Feline Prompt: Feline Song
149. marichulambino. All classes fully booked. Content, site design updated daily – War Economy
150. Just Me And My Music – Daydream Believer
151. Na’ama Yehuda – Spring Song
152. Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss – Song
153. Song and Dance – Mistyroads
154. The Home Of DJ Sung Mo Koo – “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough In Crosstown Traffic” by DIANA ROSS Vs. JIMI HENDRIX
155. One Hell of a Ride – Writer’s block
156. The Escape Game – Bipolar Barb
157. MC’s Whispers – A song of fireworks
158. Trace the fog – We practiced for this
159. Getting ready to party! – The world of Joy
160. The perfect song for you (Prompt) – Song Date
161. sonja benskin mesher – . sunday bird song .
162. farewell song – Virtual Veyot
163. Ballad of Affliction and Vigor – Metanoia in a cup
164. Finch Song, Tone Poem for Mate – Art Practitioner
165. Shall we sing together? – A Haiku – Tales from the mind of Kristian
166. The Song – Ray’s Story
167. What Song, Play You – wilde.words
168. Angelystor – Mistyroads
169. Random thoughts of a transient being
170. Musings of a Random Mind – Fun – We Are Young
171. Awl and Scribe – Deja Vu: Translated
172. OUR FAVORITE SONG – lovenlosses
173. Let’s play the buttOn-Oh baby sing a sOng – FeelPurple
174. Measured Step of a Mare, NaPoWriMo, Day 15 – The Eggcorn
175. Question: – ampycom
176. LISTEN * to your own song – aglow TO ILLUMINATE WITH LOVE & GRATITUDE
177. Daily Prompt Song |Song Of Hope – Sparkklingthoughts – Day 2
178. Dude Talks to a Copper – I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am!
179. Liebster Awards All Around – Paul Kardos
180. The lullabies of the wind nymphs – Sarahs Crazy Mind
181. Song: An internal massage – Talkin’ to Myself
182. Discouraging but Deserving – Author Flawed to Perfection
183. Sunk. – Zeckrombryan
184. A Threefer* – pocket poet
185. A Poem: Saddest Song. #bookbloggers #blogger #bloggers #poem #poetry #poet #blog – The Tattooed Book Geek
186. Life is a song. Sing it. – The Cliche diaries
187. Song – Covert Novelist
188. Relax – Alive, alive oh..
189. Daily Prompt – Song – Keep Doing What Works
190. Song in Welsh: ‘Hela’r Dryw Bach’… – Alienora’s Anthology
191. The Best Place To Read is… – Success Strategies
192. D – KerDoodle Village
193. CopyCat Cafe: Kat Videos – Redux Of Rex
194. Daily prompt: song – refract reality
195. Submissive’s song – THEGIRLVERSUSWORLD
196. A song of spring. – David M’s photo blog.
197. Astral Mandolins #poetry – Short Prose
198. 1916 Easter Rising – cocoa2
199. Song – One Stone Away…
200. A Twitter Love Story – A lot from Lydia
201. Thriving Not Surviving – The Strength of Emerging with Your Own Lyrics
202. Write Here: Write Now – Reading, Research and Rabbit Holes *
203. juantetcts – Daily Post/Song
204. A day trip from Wisconsin to Jamaica – Quaint Revival
205. Serenade – Megha’s World
206. Song – minzkhaitan
207. The Dawn Chorus and Bursting Buds – The Mindful Gardener
208. A Room With A View – writemebad
209. Don’t Stop Believin…10 Songs That Inspire… – Success Strategies
210. A Little Sparrow With No Regrets – One Way Ticket to America
211. Song – Curious Steph
212. Bohemian Waxwings – Sgeoil
213. That Road – Wind Kisses
214. What You See is What you Hear –
215. Science Traveler – Rolling on the River in the City of New Orleans
216. Hot White Snow – Leader of the Band
217. how background song/music encourages fitness – workthatbodyup
218. Singing while quilting… and for my well-being – Melony Patch
219. Are We Original? – Sparkklingthoughts
220. constant VARIABLE – Song
221. lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown – Flash Mob: Daily Post, Apr 15, 2018
222. Song – The Inkwell
223. Prompt; Song – sixty, single and surviving
224. awisewomansjourney – Spring’s Heart – One-bun Poem
225. Sacrificial Chain Breaker – DEPLETED LOVE SONG
226. Natures Love Song. – Tales from the mind of Kristian
227. Song – Janette Bendle Following Her Dream
228. It’s All Been Done Before – M.S Poetry
229. Stages of Fright – slkslkslkslk
230. WATCH: 10 Best Songs with Food in the Title – The Fruity Tart
231. The Diary of a Country Bumpkin – Song.
232. Material Sounds – authoranonblog
233. One wrecked note – Unoriginal (love) noteS
234. littlegirlstory – My favourite Song
235. Studying, Fangirl and Exams. – My First Blog
236. song – the river
237. Moving Day (Banana Pancakes Pt 6) – The Unfinished Scripts
238. { Song: It’s Not Spring! } – My Word Soup
239. HOW FAR HAVE YOU GONE? – That Indian Girl in Sweden
240. We all have a song in us … – Ideas.Become.Words
242. One Line Sunday- Rainy Sunday – In my world
243. Musings from the Isle of Mundania – Night Winds of Spring
244. When the Humanity bleeds…. – Naiem Ur Rehman
245. Lift every voice – Ta An Speaks
246. A Perfect Teen Movie With Love, Simon (Review) – Koffee Break
247. A S-Monday Feeling (Short Story) – Koffee Break
248. pensitivity101 – Song: Daily Post Prompt 15 April
249. Siren – Ta An Speaks
250. Sunbeams – Ta An Speaks
251. paeansunpluggedblog – Song of the Heart
252. Power Song of You – Family Matters
253. The songs of folk. – The Ederren
254. God’s Great Inspiration – The Psalmist
255. Wednesday – This Girl’s Got Curves
256. Successful finishing of ‘Incheon Festa 2018’ – HaB
257. Accidentally in love – Oh, border!
258. bogpan – song for flight


16 thoughts on “New Book Release – K.D. Rose -“DreamPoem” – (Contemporary Poetry Collection Sourced From Literary Journal Publications)

    • You’re welcome Janie! I hope that KD manages to sell a lot of copies of her poetry book, she has been published in a lot of literary journals and has some very good poems in there 🙂

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