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02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 185 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 210 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 233 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 337 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 221 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 272 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 363 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 176 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 236 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 220 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 162 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 267 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 196 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 277 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 252 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 214 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 227 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 360 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 275 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 300 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 283 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 212 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 231 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 217 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 203 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 199 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 478 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 260 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 486 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 247 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 274 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 196 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 212 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 176 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 201 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 202 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 236 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 230 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 180 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 187 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 199 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 204 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 408 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 243 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 225 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 207 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 186 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 271 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 218 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 356 Sonnet

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Rosemarie Rowley has degrees in Irish and English Literature, and philosophy from Trinity College Dublin, an M.Litt on the nature poet Patrick Kavanagh, and a diploma in psychology from NUI.  

Rosemarie Rowley has written extensively in form: Flight into Reality (1989) is an extended book length original work in terza rima in English, reprinted 2010 and now available on CD. She has also written in rhyme royal and rhyming couplets. She has four times won the Epic award in the Scottish International Open Poetry Competition.  Her books in print are: The Sea of Affliction (1987,one of the first works in ecofeminism, reprinted 2010, and Hot Cinquefoil Star, (2002) (which contains  The Puzzle Factory a  crown of sonnets and Letter to Kathleen Raine in rhyming couplets).  Her most recent book is In Memory of Her (2004, 2008) which includes Betrayal into Origin – Dancing & Revolution in the Sixties (an 80 stanza poem in decima rima (ten line rhyme) and The Wake of Wonder (a regular sonnet sequence) and many other sonnets; all books, except her first, The Broken Pledge (1985, Martello) published by Rowan Tree Ireland Press, Dublin. 

In 2003, she co-edited, with town planner John Haughton, an anthology of tree poems, “Seeing the Wood and the Trees” (Rowan Tree Press with Cairde na Coille)
Rosemarie has given papers for academic conferences in the Universities of Galway and Limerick and the Clinton Institute (UCD)  in Ireland, in Bath, Edinburgh, St. Andrews’ Stirling, and King’s College, London, in the UK, in Louisville, Sarasota and Atlanta Universities  in the USA and in Klagenfurt, Prague, Venice, Paris ,and Valladolid on the European mainland. She has been active in the green movement in Ireland and in the Irish Byron Society and worked for a time in the European institutions in Europe.

Website: www.rosemarierowley.ie