Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer to write for TIO

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer to write for TIO

Dscn0068_2 Telluride Inside… and Out is proud to have Rosemerry on board as one of our regular contributors. For those of you who don’t know her (where have you been?), here is Rosemerry’s bio:

Poet and organic fruit grower Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer lives in Southwest Colorado, where she serves as Poet Laureate of San Miguel County. Since she was a child she’s loved reading and writing poetry, and has inundated her shelves and brain with words by Gerard Manley Hopkins, e.e. cummings, Pablo Neruda, Rumi, Hafiz, May Swenson, Mary Oliver, Li-Young Lee, Jim Tipton and A.E. Stallings. Driven by love of language, land and life, she teaches poetry for Young Audiences, The Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado and Camp Coca Cola, and for ten years she served as director of the Telluride Writers Guild .

Her eleven poetry collections include The Intimate Landscape (Durango Herald Small Press, 2009), Holding Three Things at Once (Turkey Buzzard Press, 2008), Insatiable (Sisu Press, 2004), If You Listen (Western Reflections, 2001, winner of the Colorado Independent Press Association Poetry Award); and Suitcase of Yeses, an audio CD. She’s anthologized in What Wilderness This Is: Women Write of the Southwest, and Geography of Hope: Poets of Colorado’s Western Slope. Her MA in English Language and Linguistics is from UW-Madison. In 2007, she and her husband became organic fruit growers, and manage a 70-acre orchard of peaches, pears, apricots, cherries, apples and nectarines. As mother to three children, ranging in ages from 0 to 25, she relies on singing for her sanity and performs with Telluride’s seven-woman a cappella group, Heartbeat.

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