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02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 227 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 239 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 275 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 415 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 247 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 348 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 401 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 212 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 280 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 241 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 228 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 306 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 250 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 319 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 297 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 227 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 290 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 385 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 322 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 329 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 316 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 243 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 269 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 244 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 227 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 223 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 547 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 310 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 551 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 373 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 292 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 225 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 275 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 199 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 233 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 236 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 280 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 250 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 206 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 209 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 232 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 247 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 444 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 275 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 261 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 260 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 210 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 306 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 259 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 372 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