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02/14/2016 JULIET 155 Sonnet
02/14/2016 A BREATH 264 Sonnet
01/18/2016 HUMAN NATURE CONTEST 197 Rhyme
01/18/2016 POSTSCRIPT TO A PASSION 231 Sonnet
01/18/2016 GIIVING THE LIE 195 Sonnet
01/18/2016 WOMEN CAN'T BE COMPASSIONATE 230 Sonnet
01/18/2016 BAG LADY IN THE PORTRAIT GALLERY 157 Sonnet
01/18/2016 SYLVIA WAS AN 'A' STUDENT 296 Villanelle
02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 603 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 576 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 557 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 746 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 478 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 695 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 712 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 487 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 589 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 476 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 697 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 573 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 734 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 661 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 720 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 549 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 566 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 704 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 610 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 651 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 596 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 546 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 553 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 503 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 508 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 474 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 851 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 559 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 883 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 1043 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 541 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 525 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 553 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 472 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 517 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 503 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 599 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 620 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 430 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 534 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 468 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 695 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 741 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 548 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 581 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 579 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 493 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 588 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 515 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 628 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