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07/09/2014DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS87Sonnet
07/09/2014BETTER HALF50Sonnet
07/09/2014GANGSTER'S MOLL40Sonnet
07/09/2014THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME23Sonnet
07/09/2014THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS20Sonnet
07/09/2014FOR SUSANNE30Sonnet
07/09/2014DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA26Sonnet
07/09/2014THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR30Sonnet
07/09/2014THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE73Sonnet
07/09/2014THE MAD SECRETARY22Sonnet
06/27/2014ON HIS BIRTHDAY76Sonnet
06/27/2014FOR MARY MAGDALENE47Sonnet
06/27/2014ALMOST AN APOLOGY46Sonnet
06/27/2014DEMI MONDAINE30Sonnet
06/27/2014THE MOON HANKERS47Sonnet
06/27/2014MAKING HIM JEALOUS61Sonnet
06/27/2014THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY39Sonnet
06/27/2014COLD WAR ARTIST45Sonnet
06/27/2014THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO26Sonnet
06/25/2014MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN63Sonnet
06/25/2014THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR46Sonnet
06/25/2014WOMAN WRITER37Sonnet
06/25/2014NO TEA PARTY63Villanelle
06/25/2014BROKEN FLOWERS68Sonnet
06/25/2014A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY34Sonnet
06/25/2014THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO35Sonnet
06/25/2014LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED38Sonnet
06/25/2014JADE37Sonnet
06/11/2014from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents -58Rhyme royal
06/11/2014My Good Days and My Bad Days129Sonnet

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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