Biography

Poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer “is a chanteuse of the heart,” says poet Art Goodtimes. Trommer and Goodtimes co-host Telluride’s monthly Poetry Club. She served two terms as San Miguel County’s first poet laureate and worked ten years as director of the Telluride Writers Guild. She has authored and edited thirteen books, and her work has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, in O Magazine, on back alley fences, in her children’s lunchboxes, and on rocks she leaves around town. She won the ACC Writer’s Studio Poetry Contest in 2011 and 2013.

Rosemerry leads writing workshops for hospice, recovery programs, women’s groups, teachers, schools, writers groups and people who think they hate poetry. She performs with a poetry troupe (EAR), sings with an 8-woman a cappella group, and leads (for 15 years) a poetry discussion series. She works part time for Parents As Teachers as a parent educator. She earned her master’s degree in English Language & Linguistics from University of Wisconsin—Madison.

Favorite four word mantra: I am still learning. Favorite one word mantra: Adujst.

“To witness Rosemerry Trommer’s myriad talents before a group and to hear her message is to restore one’s faith in humanity.”  â€”Mike Nobles, Director of “A Gathering of Writers”