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01/18/2016 HUMAN NATURE CONTEST 121 Rhyme
01/18/2016 POSTSCRIPT TO A PASSION 113 Sonnet
01/18/2016 GIIVING THE LIE 132 Sonnet
01/18/2016 WOMEN CAN'T BE COMPASSIONATE 136 Sonnet
01/18/2016 BAG LADY IN THE PORTRAIT GALLERY 78 Sonnet
01/18/2016 SYLVIA WAS AN 'A' STUDENT 116 Villanelle
02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 494 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 507 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 492 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 653 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 425 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 610 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 645 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 421 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 519 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 418 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 542 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 505 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 581 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 575 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 610 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 484 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 502 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 625 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 533 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 567 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 533 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 434 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 463 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 433 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 448 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 420 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 786 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 506 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 806 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 815 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 477 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 452 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 498 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 407 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 467 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 438 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 514 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 498 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 371 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 429 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 398 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 578 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 683 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 485 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 489 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 496 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 432 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 517 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 475 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 578 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