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Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

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Poet and organic fruit grower Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer “is a chanteuse of the heart,” says poet Art Goodtimes. She’s the appointed Poet Laureate of San Miguel County. She has authored and edited eleven books, including: Intimate Landscape: The Four Corners in Poetry & Photography,Holding Three Things at Once, finalist for the Colorado Book Award Suitcase of Yeses (audio CD),Charity: True Stories of Giving & Receiving and If You Listen winner of the Colorado Independent Press Association poetry award. She’s widely anthologized, including Red Thread, Gold Thread: The Poet’s Voice, The Geography of Hope: Poets of Colorado’s Western Slope and What Wildness This Is: Women Write About the Southwest. In addition to writing, Rosemerry teaches public speaking for Mesa State College, performs with a poetry troupe (EAR), teaches poetry in schools, independently and with Think 360, writes an award-winning linguistics column for the Telluride Daily Planet, sings with a 7-woman a cappella group, and is mother and step-mother to five-year-old Finn, one-year-old Vivian, and 26-year-old Shawnee. Whew. For ten years, Rosemerry served as director of the Telluride Writers Guild and led a poetry discussion series at the Telluride Public Library. In 2007, she and her husband, Eric, bought a 75-acre orchard and now grows organic peaches, pears, cherries, apples and apricots. Her master’s degree in English Language & Linguistics is from University of Wisconsin—Madison. You may find more about her here:word-woman.com

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