Rosemarie Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, AZ, the founding editor of rinky dink press and Write On, Downtown: A Journal of Phoenix Writing, as well as the curator and host of First Friday Poetry on Roosevelt Row, a multi-modal poetry event that takes place amidst the monthly art walk in the heart of the historic Roosevelt Row Arts District.
She is the recipient of five Pushcart nominations, a Whiting Fellowship nomination (2019), the 2017 Carrie McCray Award in Nonfiction, a 2017 fellowship from the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, and a 2017 Arts Hero Award.
Her collections include The Book of Emergencies (Five Oaks Press, 2014), The Philosophy of Unclean Things (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and The Cleavage Planes of Southwest Minerals [A Love Story], winner of the 2017 Split Rock Review chapbook competition.
She teaches courses on Women’s/Marginalized Literatures, Creative Ethnography, and Journal Curation/Editing on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. She also teaches for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and at Changing Hands Bookstore. www.rdpoet.com