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02/14/2016 JULIET 502 Sonnet
02/14/2016 A BREATH 632 Sonnet
01/18/2016 HUMAN NATURE CONTEST 508 Rhyme
01/18/2016 POSTSCRIPT TO A PASSION 518 Sonnet
01/18/2016 GIIVING THE LIE 463 Sonnet
01/18/2016 WOMEN CAN'T BE COMPASSIONATE 468 Sonnet
01/18/2016 BAG LADY IN THE PORTRAIT GALLERY 407 Sonnet
01/18/2016 SYLVIA WAS AN 'A' STUDENT 715 Villanelle
02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 969 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 820 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 820 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 1113 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 743 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 1069 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 1024 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 788 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 949 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 719 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 1221 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 850 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 1273 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 934 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 1100 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 846 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 819 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 1002 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 908 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 958 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 861 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 782 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 866 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 808 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 794 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 707 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 1203 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 877 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 1195 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 1599 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 795 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 827 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 808 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 738 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 782 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 734 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 901 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 1007 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 717 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 880 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 772 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 1105 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 998 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 828 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 861 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 874 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 805 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 845 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 817 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 942 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