Rowley, Rosemarie

Rosemarie Rowley was born in Dublin in 1942.

Rosemarie Rowley
Rosemarie Rowley. Image source rosemarierowley.ie

Her poetry publications include The Broken Pledge (Dublin, Martello, Tallaght, 1985); The Sea of Affliction (Dublin, Rowan Tree Press with Comark 1987); Flight into Reality (Rowan Tree Press, 1989), a long poem written in terza rima and issued, read by the poet, on audio cassette in 1996; on CD 2010; Hot Cinquefoil Star (Rowan Tree Press, 2002); In Memory of Her (Rowan Tree Presss, 2004 and 2008); and Girls of the Globe, (Arlen House) 2015

Her pamphlets include Freedom and Censorship (1989), which influenced the Campaign against Pornography and Censorship in the UK.

The Worst We Have to Fear is her first produced play (Dublin, Smock Alley, No Drama Theatre, 2016).

She edited with John Haughton of Cairde na Coille, Seeing the Wood and the Trees (Dublin, Forest Friends Ireland, 2003).

She has represented Ireland in the European Capital of Culture celebrations in 1997, where she read translations of women bards of the west of Ireland. She has won four international awards in Scotland for epic poetry (1995 and 1996, also in 2001 and 2004), and her first short story won an Image Award.

She lives in Dublin.


Rosemarie Rowley’s Website

at Representative Poetry Online

Rosemarie Rowley at The National Library of Ireland