Rosemarie Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, AZ as well as the founding editor of rinky dink press (a publisher of micro-collections of micro-poetry), Write On, Downtown: A Journal of Phoenix Creativity, and The Revolution (Relaunch), a creative resurgence of the official newspaper of the National Woman’s Suffrage Association.
She’s the recipient of five Pushcart nominations, an Arts Hero Award, a Women & Philanthropy grant, a fellowship from the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, and a 2020 Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.
She’s published three collections of poetry: The Book of Emergencies (2014), The Philosophy of Unclean Things (2017), and The Cleavage Planes of Southwest Minerals [A Love Story], winner of the 2017 Split Rock Review chapbook competition. Her poem, Atypical, was named a finalist for the Whitman Bicentennial Poetry Contest sponsored by Brooklyn Poets.
She teaches courses on women’s literature, medical poetry, zine culture, and journal curation/editing at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
In 2020, she founded Revisionary Arts, a nonprofit that facilitates therapeutic poetry workshops for vulnerable populations and the community at large.