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02/14/2016 JULIET 852 Sonnet
02/14/2016 A BREATH 1140 Sonnet
01/18/2016 HUMAN NATURE CONTEST 807 Rhyme
01/18/2016 POSTSCRIPT TO A PASSION 852 Sonnet
01/18/2016 GIIVING THE LIE 746 Sonnet
01/18/2016 WOMEN CAN'T BE COMPASSIONATE 800 Sonnet
01/18/2016 BAG LADY IN THE PORTRAIT GALLERY 691 Sonnet
01/18/2016 SYLVIA WAS AN 'A' STUDENT 1235 Villanelle
02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 1656 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 1077 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 1162 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 1586 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 1131 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 1474 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 1373 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 1119 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 1410 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 1198 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 1508 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 1191 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 1634 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 1354 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 1524 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 1136 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 1102 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 1299 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 1131 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 1388 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 1156 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 1116 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 1156 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 1100 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 1095 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 1017 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 1636 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 1364 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 1752 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 2888 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 1053 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 1395 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 1323 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 1115 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 1061 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 1064 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 1221 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 1849 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 1198 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 1311 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 1042 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 1740 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 1250 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 1366 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 1149 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 1209 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 1211 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 1414 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 1273 Rhyme Royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 1354 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