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02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 333 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 341 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 370 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 526 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 306 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 446 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 509 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 303 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 381 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 312 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 344 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 389 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 355 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 426 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 418 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 330 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 373 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 499 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 426 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 431 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 403 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 324 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 340 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 333 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 308 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 311 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 645 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 398 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 652 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 569 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 356 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 322 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 379 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 283 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 337 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 325 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 384 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 329 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 272 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 287 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 300 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 358 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 554 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 362 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 343 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 349 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 297 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 399 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 350 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 464 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