Rosemarie Rowley

Girls of the Globe

ISBN: 9781851321179

Some Responses to Rosemarie Rowley’s Work

‘Lyrics of a rare strength and delicacy’

– John McGahern

‘I like the poems … I keep hearing something in them
that I’m always listening for … and rarely catch’

– Ted Hughes

‘Originality, commitment, and real literary ability’

– Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

‘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

‘A master of form’

– Brendan Kennelly

Rosemarie Rowley, born in Dublin in 1942, has written extensively in form, including terza rima, rhyme royal and rhyming couplets. She is a four times winner of the Epic Award in the Scottish International Open Poetry Competition and has published six poetry collections since the 1980s.