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02/14/2016 JULIET 486 Sonnet
02/14/2016 A BREATH 611 Sonnet
01/18/2016 HUMAN NATURE CONTEST 483 Rhyme
01/18/2016 POSTSCRIPT TO A PASSION 511 Sonnet
01/18/2016 GIIVING THE LIE 451 Sonnet
01/18/2016 WOMEN CAN'T BE COMPASSIONATE 450 Sonnet
01/18/2016 BAG LADY IN THE PORTRAIT GALLERY 393 Sonnet
01/18/2016 SYLVIA WAS AN 'A' STUDENT 702 Villanelle
02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 951 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 802 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 809 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 1099 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 718 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 1034 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 1008 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 779 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 908 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 710 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 1206 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 825 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 1252 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 919 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 1075 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 837 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 807 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 988 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 894 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 951 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 846 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 775 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 855 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 783 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 777 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 697 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 1188 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 860 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 1177 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 1584 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 788 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 808 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 798 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 706 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 776 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 730 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 888 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 988 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 710 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 862 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 761 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 1090 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 993 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 808 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 819 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 858 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 793 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 837 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 806 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 931 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