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02/14/2016 JULIET 465 Sonnet
02/14/2016 A BREATH 570 Sonnet
01/18/2016 HUMAN NATURE CONTEST 466 Rhyme
01/18/2016 POSTSCRIPT TO A PASSION 499 Sonnet
01/18/2016 GIIVING THE LIE 437 Sonnet
01/18/2016 WOMEN CAN'T BE COMPASSIONATE 433 Sonnet
01/18/2016 BAG LADY IN THE PORTRAIT GALLERY 388 Sonnet
01/18/2016 SYLVIA WAS AN 'A' STUDENT 672 Villanelle
02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 927 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 792 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 795 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 1085 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 702 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 1015 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 991 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 765 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 895 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 696 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 1188 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 815 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 1239 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 902 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 1057 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 819 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 794 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 971 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 886 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 935 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 828 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 766 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 844 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 775 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 756 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 686 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 1177 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 831 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 1160 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 1564 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 773 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 781 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 777 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 691 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 769 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 723 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 872 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 940 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 692 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 836 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 748 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 1075 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 989 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 780 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 809 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 844 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 777 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 823 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 783 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 920 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