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Rosemarie Dombrowski

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Lecturer Sr MY
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 0520
Lecturer Sr MY
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 0520
Lecturer Sr MY
Academic Professional, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3251
Biography

Rosemarie Dombrowski is an editor for Four Chambers, the founder of merge poetry journal (2005-11) and rinky dink press, and the co-founder and host of the Phoenix Poetry Series, now in its tenth year.

She has received four Pushcart nominations, was a finalist for the Pangea Poetry Prize in 2015, and was nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology in 2016. Her collections include The Book of Emergencies (Five Oaks Press, 2014), which was the recipient of the 2016 Human Relations Indie Book Award for Poetry (Personal Challenge category), and The Philosophy of Unclean Things (Finishing Line Press, 2017).

She is a Senior Lecturer at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus where she is the co-founder and faculty editor of the student and community writing journal, Write On, Downtown, and where she teaches courses on radical poetics, women’s literature, and creative ethnography.

Additionally, she is the 2017 recipient of a fellowship from the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics for her Phoenix Community Poetry Gardens project, community walls that will become sites of lyrical beautification and agency. Poetry workshops for youth will begin in August, with installation of the first round of poetic art by December 2017.

In December of 2016, she became the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, AZ.

 

Research Interests

Her teaching interests include women’s literature and the broaching of socio-sexual taboos, radical poetics, creative ethnography, and Lady Gaga and identity/otherness theory. 

Her research interests include sociological and artistic approaches to defining & building community as well as the social integration of poetry/prose in an attempt to promote egalitarianism, education, and healing. She is a founding member of the We Are Downtown coalition and a participating member of the CollabX project, both of which explore the aformentioned arenas.

Her broader interests include sustainability and green-living as well as exploring the impact of toxic chemicals on biological and cognitive function. Accordingly, she is the faculty advisor for Future Leaders of Holistic Healthcare (FLHH).

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 333American Ethnic Literature
ENG 352Short Story
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
ENG 493Honors Thesis
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 333American Ethnic Literature
ENG 335American Poetry
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 102First-Year Composition
ENG 287Beginning Workshop Poetry
ENG 364Women and Literature
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
ENG 493Honors Thesis
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 102First-Year Composition
ENG 352Short Story
ENG 387Intermediate Workshop Poetry
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
ENG 493Honors Thesis
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 335American Poetry
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 102First-Year Composition
ENG 287Beginning Workshop Poetry
ENG 364Women and Literature
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 352Short Story
ENG 387Intermediate Workshop Poetry
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 335American Poetry
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 102First-Year Composition
ENG 287Beginning Workshop Poetry
ENG 364Women and Literature
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 352Short Story
ENG 394Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 333American Ethnic Literature
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 102First-Year Composition
ENG 364Women and Literature
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 352Short Story
ENG 387Intermediate Workshop Poetry
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 335American Poetry
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 102First-Year Composition
ENG 364Women and Literature
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
WAC 101Intro to Academic Writing
ENG 101First-Year Composition
ENG 352Short Story
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 493Honors Thesis