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Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

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Website: http://www.wordwoman.com/

Email: rosemerry@wordwoman.com

Phone: 970-729-1838

Address: PO Box 86, Placerville, CO 81430

Joined CAL: December 2016

Social Media: A Hundred Falling Veils

Specialties:
Poetry, Inspiration, Parenting, Nature, Women’s Workshops

Skills & Media:
Performance, Inspirational Speaking, Workshop Leader

Books:

Even Now: Poems and Drawings (Lithic Press, 2016)
The Less I Hold (Turkey Buzzard Press, 2012)
The Miracle Already Happening: Everyday Life with Rumi (Liquid Light Press, 2011)
Intimate Landscape: The Four Corners in Poetry & Photography (Durango Herald Small Press, 2009)
Holding Three Things at Once (Turkey Buzzard Press, 2008)
The Christmas Angel Book (Red Rock Press, 2007)
The Christmas Candle Book with Poems of Light (Red Rock Press, 2004)
Insatiable: Poems (Sisu Press, 2004)
Telluride’s Victorian Vernacular: A Historic Architecture Walking Tour (Telluride Historic Museum, 2001)
If You Listen: Poems & Photographs of the San Juan Mountains (Western Reflections Press, 2000)
Lunaria: Poems (Sisu Press, 1999)

Books, edited:

Charity: True Stories of Giving & Receiving (Red Rock Press, 2001)

Conversations at 9,000 Feet: Oral Histories from Telluride, Colorado (Western Reflections Press, 2000)

Anthologies, featured in:

MycoEpithalamia: Mushroom Wedding Poems (2016)

Circe’s Lament (Accents Publishing, 2015)

Where Journey’s Meet: The Voice of Women’s Poetry (Golden Dragonfly Press, 2015)

Journey of the Heart: An Anthology of Spiritual Poetry by Women (Golden Dragonfly Press, 2014)

A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford (Woodley Press, 2013)

Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka 2011 (Keibooks, 2012)

Cradle Songs: An Anthology on Motherhood (Quill & Parchment Press, 2012)

Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems (Accents Publishing, 2011)

An Elevated View: Colorado Writers on Writing (Seven Oaks Publishing 2011)

Poems of Awakening: An International Anthology of Spiritual Poetry (Outskirts Press, 2011)

Red Thread, Gold Thread: The Poet’s Voice (Alan Cohen, 2009)

Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press, 2008)

Improv: An Anthology of Colorado Poets (Green Fuse Press, 2007, 2008, 2009)

What Wildness Is This: Women Write About the Southwest (University of Texas Press, 2007)

Crazy Woman Creek: Women Rewrite the American West (H. Mifflin, 2004)

Hope: True Stories of Answered Prayers (Red Rock Press, 2003)

To Love One Another: Poems Celebrating Marriage (Grayson Books, 2002)

Fortitude: True Stories of True Grit (Red Rock Press, 2000)

The Geography of Hope: Poets of Colorado’s Western Slope (Conundrum, 1998)

Periodicals (Partial list)

Reed Magazine (2016)
Dogwood (2015)
Clover (2014)
Into the Teeth of the Wind (2015, 2016)
Spectrum (2015)
O Magazine, January 2010

Online Credit
http://newversenews.blogspot.com/2016/10/how-to-eat-moon.html

http://www.rattle.com/divining-by-rosemerry-trommer/

http://www.rattle.com/after-my-friend-phyllis-shows-me-the-new-york-times-obituary-headline-by-rosemerry-trommer/

http://www.rattle.com/it-wont-make-the-news-by-rosemerry-trommer/

http://newversenews.blogspot.com/2015/11/crossing-divide.html?m=1

http://www.ayearofbeinghere.com/2015/10/rosemerry-wahtola-trommer-perhaps-it.html

http://womenspiritualpoetry.blogspot.com/2015/11/into-dark-again-by-rosemerry-wahtola.html

http://sugarmule.x10.mx/49Tromm-r.htm

http://newmexicomercury.com/author/1436

Other Credits

TEDx Speaker, Paonia, 2015, “The Art of Changing Metaphors” https://www.youtube.com/watch?index=14&list=PLk9Sgig2v6cg5BoAYhLtXHiznfbjIcT9v&v=eXC3-ZFkhDo&app=desktop

Audio CDs:

Suitcase of Yeses (Sisu Press, 2007)

The Nature Of Love: Poems (ARPIPE Records, 2002)

Awards/Honors
2 x Winner, Rattle Ekphrastic Poetry Contest (2015, 2016)

Selected for “Shared Visions” collaboration, Ars Nova Singers (2016), audio here: http://www.arsnovasingers.org/listen

Poet Laureate Colorado’s Western Slope (2015-2017)

Winner: The Margo Award (2015)

Winner: The Arizona State Poetry Society Award (2015)

Winner: The Writer’s Studio Literary Contest (2011, 2013)

Winner: Artsmith/Dwell Press Summer Solstice Poetry Contest (2013)

Poet Laureate of San Miguel County (2006-2010)

Finalist: Colorado Book Award, Poetry (2009)

Nominated: Pushcart Prize (2011, 2013, 2014)

Finalist: Prairie Home Companion Love Sonnet Contest (2008)

Winner: Colorado Independent Press Association Award, Poetry (2001)

Finalist: Willa Award, Poetry (2001)

Bio

“Absolutely captivating.” –Kerry Hart, President, Morgan Community College

Colorado Western Slope Poet Laureate Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer’s poetry has appeared in O Magazine, TEDx, in back alleys, on “A Prairie Home Companion” and in her children’s lunch boxes. Since 1994, she’s performed with Telluride’s seven-woman acappella group, Heartbeat, and since 2006, she’s written a poem a day.

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