Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Rosemary Norman
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Rosemary Norman was born and lives in London and has earned her living mainly as a librarian. Her first full collection Threats and Promises was published by Iron Press in 1991. Then came pamphlets Life on Mars, 1999, and The Song of the Nobird, 2009, both from Hearing Eye. More recent collections Italics, 2010, and For Example, 2016, are from Shoestring Press.

One poem, Lullaby, has been much anthologised and set for GCSE. In 2007 she won second prize in the National Poetry Competition for her poem The Hairdresser from Beirut.

She collaborates with video artist Stuart Pound using poems as soundtrack and/or image. The films have been screened at festivals in the UK and abroad, and some of the work can be viewed on her Vimeo page.


Review of Italics

“My favourite poem in this zany collection is Cartwheels which suggests neither passing away or kicking the bucket but cartwheeling off leaving tracks “that would suggest the rapture/of a line of saints awaiting/heaven on feet, hands, feet…”. A good way to go.” The North no.47.


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