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02/14/2016 JULIET 752 Sonnet
02/14/2016 A BREATH 1014 Sonnet
01/18/2016 HUMAN NATURE CONTEST 719 Rhyme
01/18/2016 POSTSCRIPT TO A PASSION 750 Sonnet
01/18/2016 GIIVING THE LIE 634 Sonnet
01/18/2016 WOMEN CAN'T BE COMPASSIONATE 686 Sonnet
01/18/2016 BAG LADY IN THE PORTRAIT GALLERY 600 Sonnet
01/18/2016 SYLVIA WAS AN 'A' STUDENT 1115 Villanelle
02/26/2015 SIXTY EIGHT 1439 Sonnet
02/05/2015 GOODNESS AS A VIBRATION 999 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE BUTTON-BACK NURTURERS 1055 Sonnet
02/05/2015 MOTHER'S LITTLE KILLERS 1471 Sonnet
02/05/2015 TRENCHANT WENCH FROM THE UNROMANTIC MIDLANDS 986 Sonnet
02/05/2015 THE RELUCTANT GUESt 1335 Sonnet
02/05/2015 BETTER THAN NOTHING LOVE 1274 Sonnet
02/05/2015 AUTHENTIC 1030 Sonnet
02/05/2015 LAMB AMONG THE LITERARY LIONS 1317 Sonnet
02/05/2015 CHILD AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS 1093 Sonnet
02/05/2015 A CENOTAPH WOULD SPEAK OUT LOUD 1415 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE LONGING 1080 Sonnet
01/08/2015 ANCHORITE AT THE GATE OF HEAVEN 1534 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE GRASS WIDOW 1222 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE POLITICALLY CORRECT POSTCARD 1364 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE SYBIL 1048 Sonnet
01/08/2015 A LEAPING ACQUAINTANCE 1013 Villanelle
01/08/2015 THE WAY OF THE WORLD 1218 Sonnet
01/08/2015 SHOT SILK 1058 Sonnet
01/08/2015 THE BRIDLE OF LOVE 1293 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DAMSEL CAUSING DISTRESS 1043 Sonnet
07/09/2014 BETTER HALF 1028 Sonnet
07/09/2014 GANGSTER'S MOLL 1073 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME 1016 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE AMAZON MEETS THE GREEKS 1015 Sonnet
07/09/2014 FOR SUSANNE 922 Sonnet
07/09/2014 DEMETER AT THE CHINESE OPERA 1508 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TOKEN POETRY EDITOR 1269 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE TEMPLE PROSTITUTE 1607 Sonnet
07/09/2014 THE MAD SECRETARY 2419 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ON HIS BIRTHDAY 968 Sonnet
06/27/2014 FOR MARY MAGDALENE 1239 Sonnet
06/27/2014 ALMOST AN APOLOGY 1165 Sonnet
06/27/2014 DEMI MONDAINE 1007 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE MOON HANKERS 948 Sonnet
06/27/2014 MAKING HIM JEALOUS 962 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE PASSIONLESS REVOLUTIONARY 1126 Sonnet
06/27/2014 COLD WAR ARTIST 1488 Sonnet
06/27/2014 THE POET MEETS THE JOURNO 1119 Sonnet
06/25/2014 MUST I CALL YOU AGAIN 1178 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE DISTRACTED SCHOLAR 975 Sonnet
06/25/2014 WOMAN WRITER 1532 Sonnet
06/25/2014 NO TEA PARTY 1176 Villanelle
06/25/2014 BROKEN FLOWERS 1193 Sonnet
06/25/2014 A WREATH FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY 1061 Sonnet
06/25/2014 THE UNREPENTANT VIRAGO 1118 Sonnet
06/25/2014 LUST IS AS ILL-CONSIDERED A WEED 1058 Sonnet
06/25/2014 JADE 1317 Sonnet
06/11/2014 from A RUBY GARLAND FOR GEORGE AND NORA - my parents - 1098 Rhyme royal
06/11/2014 My Good Days and My Bad Days 1195 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