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red sky at night

I am thrilled to be selected as the winner of this year’s Halcyon Poetry Prize, which means that my new collection, Hush, will be published by the wonderful Middle Creek Press, perhaps as early as this spring. The contest advertised for “literature of human ecology, eco-poetry, nature-poetry, spiritual rather than religious, works based in our humanity, conscious, mindful, deep. We look for works which show connection between people and nature, people and people, people and their stories, dreams, and sacred moments, whether wild or domestic.” It’s a quiet book–a book deeply steeped in nature. And Craig Childs, adventurer and writer, is writing the introduction.  Oh! I’ll keep you in touch!

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Heart-thawingly honest, deliriously sexy, and compassionate down to the fingertips.                  A book of kindness and bewilderment and delight from one of our best poets.                                           –Teddy Macker, “This World”


My new book, Naked for Tea, is just out! It was a finalist for the Able Muse Book Award, and deals with vulnerability, and how with our beautiful broken selves we can fall more deeply in love everyday with the beautiful broken world. And it features a fabulous foreword by Wayne Muller, author of A Life of Being, Having and Doing Enough.

I have three readings/signings set up for now:

April 3, Telluride Arts, Telluride, 6 p.m.
May 21, Cimarron Books, Ridgway, 6:30 p.m.
July 7, Book Bar, Denver, 5 p.m.

You can see the book and purchase it with Pay Pal on my website: https://wordwoman.com/books/naked.htm

If you prefer to pay with a credit card, you can buy it from the publisher’s website: https://www.ablemusepress.com/books/rosemerry-wahtola-trommer-naked-for-tea-poems

And you read about it and hear a podcast on it here: http://www.tellurideinside.com/2018/03/trommers-naked-for-tea-book-launch-at-telluride-arts-43.html

I totally believe in giving poems away—as you know—and I will continue to send you poems every day. AND, I would really appreciate it if you would support this poetry practice by purchasing a book. It would mean a lot to me.

If you want to set up a reading for your organization or a workshop near you, send me a note!

love, Rosemerry

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Available for purchase now! $20 plus shipping.  Click here to order, click here for sample pages, and click here to read more about the poetry and drawings by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and Jill Sabella. When you order, ask for personalized inscriptions.


“This book is a little treasure chest (a mere six inches square) full of catalytic gems that resonate with just about any punch life might be dishing out at the moment. Place near workstation or bed or altar for ready access. … Open it frequently, starting now.”                          Jazz Jaeschke, Story Circle Book Reviews



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Dear poetry friends,

Thank you for receiving these poems every day, some of you for nearly nine years! I am grateful for every response you send me, grateful that you read them at all and give them wings.

If you are interested in buying a book of poems for someone for the holidays, well, I just happen to have a few. I would, of course, be happy to sign the books, too, with a message to the recipient. You can find most of my books and CDs on my website at http://www.wordwoman.com/books/books.htm , but if you are interested in ordering my book of poetry conversations with Rumi, “The Miracle Already Happening,” then you will need to send me an email.

And here are two other gift ideas: After turning down requests to do poetry one-on-one sessions for years, I finally made room in my schedule to work with (more play, really) a few select clients who are interested in exploring their own voices and improving their writing. I am just loving it! Playing poetry with people is one of my favorite things to do. The cost is $75/hour, or $350 for five sessions paid in advance. Sessions can be done in person for San Miguel County residents (perhaps Ouray County, too), or on the phone. If you are interested, send me an email at wordwoman@mesa.net. Maybe it could be a gift for you!

And lastly, I am offering a four-day painting and poetry retreat for women in late February, co-teaching with the phenomenal painter Brucie Holler. It’s offered through the Ah Haa School, and you can find out more about it here: http://www.ahhaa.org/calendarize/going-going-five-day-art-writing-retreat-women/ If you live out of town, they can help you find housing to suit your budget.

Soon I will be letting you know about other writing class opportunities in January and February in Telluride and Ridgway, some of them for free, plus several performances coming up, including two Literary Burlesque performances in Paonia and Telluride.

Again, thank you for participating in this poem-a-day practice with me,


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Glorious book cover designed by Joel Bass

Glorious book cover designed by Joel Bass

After many months of shuffling and tinkering, here comes The Less I Hold from Turkey Buzzard Press. The title is having a conversation with my book from three years ago, Holding Three Things at Once.

As you all know, who read these poems on the blog, I have a theme of letting go, of surrender, of practicing how to say yes to the world as it is … well, that’s what this collection is all about.

If you live in Colorado, perhaps you can join me at one of these upcoming events:

*Evergreen at Hearthfire Books on Friday, Dec. 7 from 7-9 p.m.,
with Jim Keller and David E. Patton

*Telluride at Between the Covers on Wednesday Dec. 12 at 5:12 p.m, and

*Ridgway at Cimarron Books on Saturday Dec. 15 from 3-5 p.m.

*Cortez at the Cultural Center on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 5-7 p.m.
with Art Goodtimes and David Feela

*Telluride at the Telluride Historical Museum, Thursday, Dec. 28 from 5-7 p.m.
with an exhibit of Rosemerry’s poetry, books, rocks, videos up all month of Dec.

*Grand Junction at the Art Center on Jan. 4 at 7 p.m.
as an emcee for four poets yet to be announced

But no matter where you live, if you would like a copy of the book, you can email me at wordwoman@mesa.net and I will send you your own signed and gift wrapped copy … $15 plus $3 shipping …

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