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About Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

“Wow, what a great response to both your reading and workshop. Almost with tears in their eyes. Really. I have to tell you what was most mentioned as your fans applauded you; your family life, your reactions and theirs; it felt and sounded so real and most all of us have children so we all could relate. Unforgettable, you are.”
—Kathy Berg, Cortez Public Library, Poetry Corner Presents

“Rosemerry, thank you. For the first time in a long time I was moved to be creative and to use writing as a tool for healing. I could feel my stagnation begin to melt away in the Light that was presented today. I've been freeing up some space lately and asking that it be filled with people and things that inspire me to be the best version of myself and that is exactly what happened today.”
—Jackie, workshop participant


photo: Ben Lehman www.lehmanimages.com

Slipping Into Something a Little Less Comfortable: The art of changing metaphors: That was the theme of my TEDx talk in Paonia, Colorado, in February. How might you change your life (and the world!) if you could identify and change just one of the metaphors framing your thoughts?

Watch the TEDx talk HERE—and share it with your friends!


Resume - Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Bio - Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer


Interview on Process and Daily Poems with Bill Pearse
Why Try Poetry?—DGO Magazine


On Inspiration, Egg Sacs & the Communion of Poets: interview with Kaye Lynne Booth.
Virtual Tour of a Playshop
Telluride Daily Planet article on Poet Laureate Series
A Little More on Yes: 3 Good Books (link)
Tethered by Letters: Read it here. 

"A Few Words on Less"  The Colorado Poet (issue #25)
A 10-Question Self Interview in The Nervous Breakdown
A Conversation on Envy and Creativity with Christie Aschwanden
An article on the poets of San Miguel County, Telluride Magazine


Interview on Poetry Voice Podcast
Rigorous Willingness on KDNK
Biographical Interview
How to Unknow Something on KSJD


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.

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 up vulnerably.

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.

Live Performance at Wellspring of Imagination 2017
Falling in Love with the World

Live performance in collaboration with dancers, cello, piano, poets, musicians
Live performance at Ziggies in Denver, reading from The Miracle Already Happening
Live ½ Hour Poetry Performance on Comcast Channel 54
Five-minute excerpt from Poets Co-op TV Show
Poetry discussion with Catalyst High School 
Rosemerry Choreographs a Spontaneous Production of Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky”


Three Poets Laureate

Three Laureates—Rosemerry was appointed the third Western Slope Poet Laureate for 2015-2017 by outgoing WSPL Aaron Abeyta. Joining them that night was Colorado’s Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchinson.
Read more at Talking Gourds online.


Rosemerry and poet-friend Jack Ridl, performing and teaching together in Ohio. Here their collaborative two-line poem:  

Yesterday, the old dog,
Today, the older dog.





Rosemerry and artist friend Meredith Nemerov
standing in front of some of the creations made in their
“Drawing on Trees” workshop,
a workshop that blends visual art and poetry.




Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
P.O. Box 86   Placerville, Colorado  81430
Phone:  970-729-1838