Rosemarie Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, AZ, the founding editor of Write On, Downtown: A Journal of Phoenix Writing, rinky dink press (a publisher of micropoetry in microzine form), and most recently, The Revolution (Relaunch), a revisionary, radical, and creative resurgence of the weekly women’s rights newspaper founded by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in 1868.
She is the recipient of five Pushcart nominations, a Whiting Fellowship nomination (2019), a 2017 Arts Hero Award, the 2017 Carrie McCray Literary Award in Nonfiction, and a 2017 fellowship from the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. She was also named a finalist for the Whitman Bicentennial Poetry Contest (sponsored by Brooklyn Poets) in April of 2019.
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 Literature, Medical Humanities, 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.