Rosemarie Dombrowski

Rosemarie Dombrowski is the founder of rinky dink press and merge poetry journal (2005-11), a poetry editor at Four Chambers, and the co-founder and host of the Phoenix Poetry Series. She also hosts the monthly literary salon, Get Lit.

She has received four Pushcart nominations, was a finalist for the Pangea Poetry Prize in 2015, was nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology in 2016, and was a recipient of a Fellowship from The Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics in 2017 for her Community Poetry Gardens project. In January of 2017, she also became the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, AZ.

Her collections include The Book of Emergencies (Five Oaks Press, 2014), which was the recipient of the 2016 Human Relations Indie Book Award for Poetry (Personal Challenge category), and The Philosophy of Unclean Things (Finishing Line Press, 2017).

She teaches courses on radical poetics, women’s literature, and creative ethnography at Arizona State University’s Downtown campus.