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01/18/2016 HUMAN NATURE CONTEST 88 Rhyme
01/18/2016 POSTSCRIPT TO A PASSION 99 Sonnet
01/18/2016 GIIVING THE LIE 117 Sonnet
01/18/2016 WOMEN CAN'T BE COMPASSIONATE 126 Sonnet
01/18/2016 BAG LADY IN THE PORTRAIT GALLERY 72 Sonnet
01/18/2016 SYLVIA WAS AN 'A' STUDENT 100 Villanelle
02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 492 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 505 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 489 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 651 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 424 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 607 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 643 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 417 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 516 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 417 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 538 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 504 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 578 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 571 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 607 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 483 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 499 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 623 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 529 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 565 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 531 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 432 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 462 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 431 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 446 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 417 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 784 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 505 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 803 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 810 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 474 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 449 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 495 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 405 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 464 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 437 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 513 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 492 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 370 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 427 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 396 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 573 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 681 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 484 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 487 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 495 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 431 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 514 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 473 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 577 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