Rosemarie Dombrowski is the author of The Book of Emergencies (Five Oaks Press, 2014), which was the recipient of the 2016 Human Relations Indie Book Award for Poetry; 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 has founded several journals and event series, including rinky dink press; The Revolution, a creative resurgence of the official newspaper of the National Woman’s Suffrage Association, and Merge poetry journal.
Dombrowski is the recipient of an Arts Hero Award, the Carrie McCray Literary Award in Nonfiction, and a Fellowship from the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. She was also named a finalist for the Whitman Bicentennial Poetry Contest sponsored by Brooklyn Poets, and nominated for five Pushcart Prizes and a Whiting Fellowship. She is a Principal Lecturer at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus. Appointed in December of 2016, Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, Arizona.