posted the poem and a photo of her note on
Facebook, and there was immediate excitement.
People wrote, “I want to be a secret agent!”
Within days, Sherry and I formed
for Change, and we planned Operation
Love, a seven-day challenge with daily missions that
leave traces of kindness in unexpected places.
quickly the group gained traction! I was so
gladdened. Despite the heartache and pain in the
world, it’s clear we want to find kindness in
ourselves and in each other. And we are ready to
do something about it. As I am learning, one
small act of kindness can have the most
astonishing global chain reaction!
What’s one kind thing you could do for someone?
Write them a poem. Share it with them. You have
important, heart-opening, mind-awakening things
to say. Say them.
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If You Love Books As I Love
Books: Here is a free downloadable broadside
created by Phyllis Cole-Dai of a poem I wrote in
praise of books that change us (as I believe her new
Beneath the Same Stars, will do).
Praise for Naked for Tea:
This fabulous review of my most recent collection
just came out from
Story Circle Book Reviews. Five stars for the
Poetry Off the Page: I
am a big fan of performance poems, and it was a
thrill to win the
BlackBerry Peach Performance Poetry Prize this
year … the video of the award ceremony (and
performances) is now available on You Tube.
The Future’s So Bright:
Here’s one version of what I hope it could look
like, shared recently online by
How Big Is Love? I tried
to figure that out in a recent poem that was chosen
Rattle’s Poets Respond. Editor Timothy
Green wrote, “Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
pulls off joy in a poem. I don't know why, but any
time a poet does that, it feels like I'm watching a
trapeze artist land the grand finale with no net.”
All I Want to Do is Dream:
deLuge is the perfect journal for
dreamers. They publish poems and artwork about
dreams, including this recent poem of mine
Lyric Essentials: I love
this weekly interview on
Sundress, which gets poets
to do recordings of another poet’s work, then talk
about why that work matters to them. I chose to talk
about meter, rhyme and play in May Swenson’s Poetry.
Change Your Metaphor, Change
Your Life: Alan Wartes and Issa Forrest have the
most remarkable radio/video show,
Think Radio, and
here they interview me about metaphors and showing
Telluride Gal: I was
recently interviewed on
Telluride TV by Elissa
Dickson, and we talked of how I came to live in this
remote town and how poetry shapes my life here.
Poems for the Classroom:
Our state poet Laureate, Joe Hutchison, spearheaded
this project, getting Colorado poets into the
Colorado Encyclopedia with eight poems tagged with
subjects that make it easy for teachers to find
poetry about physics, music, history and more. The
site is open for all!
On Inspiration, Egg Sacs &
the Communion of Poets: It’s an interview I did
with Kaye Lynne Booth for her literary blog Writing
to be Read.
A Daily Dose of Poetry:
Read my daily poems on my blog.
PDF of Rosemery's 2019 Schedule here!
(for printing and emailing)