Rosemarie Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, AZ, as well as the founding editor of rinky dink press and Write On, Downtown: A Journal of Phoenix Creativity.
She is the recipient of five Pushcart nominations, the 2017 Carrie McCray Award in Nonfiction, a 2017 fellowship from the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, and a 2017 Arts Hero Award. In 2020, she was awarded a laureate fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.
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, medical humanities, and journal curation/editing on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. She also teaches for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and at Changing Hands Bookstore.