Posted on August 13, 2006 | Category: Writers
“A master of form” – Brendan Kennelly
“100% improvement on Christina Rossetti” Geoffrey Thurley
“Her voice is one of heart-breaking beauty” – Roz Cowman
“Originality, commitment, and real literary ability” Eilean Ni Chuilleanain
“I like the poems..I keep hearing something in them that I’m always listening for..and rarely catch” – Ted Hughes
“Her range of vocabulary and phrasing is impressive ..a true poet….her finest poems wear their learning lightly – she excels as a critic” – Declan Kiberd
“Lyrics of a rare strength and delicacy” John McGahern
“I have listened to (Flight into Reality”) with a lot of pleasure.. I think it is quite beautiful and very thought-provoking – Brendan Glacken
“Startling” – Nuala O Faolain
“I could never have attempted a long poem myself, and admire your ability to do so as well as you do…indeed, all your work…” Kathleen Raine
You are invited to download the following books by Rosemarie Rowley .
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Cover illustration: ‘‘The Stages of Life’’ by Caspar David Friedrich, 1835.
courtesy Museum der Bildenen Künste, Leipzig
format :: PDF (418k) :: Open Office 2 (619k) :: MS Word (763k)
genre :: Poetry
publisher :: Comark with Rowan Tree Press
place & year :: Dublin, 1987
ISBN :: 1 87027 109 (HB); 1 870267 26 (PB)
translations :: none
translation queries :: contact author
print-on-demand :: no
status :: out of print
Contact :: Rosemarie Rowley
In Memory of Her
available on request from the author
Rosemarie Rowley was born in Dublin in 1942.
Her poetry publications include The Broken Pledge (Dublin, Tallaght, 1985); The Sea of Affliction (Dublin, Rowan Tree Press, 1987); Flight into Reality (Rowan Tree Press, 1989), a long poem written terza rima and issued, read by the poet, on audio cassette in 1996; Hot Cinquefoil Star (Rowan Tree Press, 2002); and In Memory of Her (Rowan Tree Presss, 2004).
Her pamphlets include Freedom and Censorship (1989), which influenced the Campaign against Pornography and Censorship in the UK; and with John Haughton and Cairde na Coille. eds, 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 two international awards in Scotland for epic poetry (1995 and 1996), an American Library of Poetry award in 1997, and her first short story won an Image Award.
She lives in Dublin.
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