Poetry. Art. Illustrated by Jill Sabella. EVEN NOW pares Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer's expansive work down to three lines, each paired with a spare 'japanese-style' brush-stroke drawings by artist Jill Sabella. The image-poem pairs float on the page and evoke fundamental thoughts, feelings of long ago, bonfires burning out of control, tough hope, and the possibility of Spring.
"I like this book a lot, EVEN NOW, by Rosemerry Trommer & Jill Sabella. It shows some of their wonderful talent. And the title-poem brings to mind a Rumi translation that I feel is of such worth it may someday appear in every psychiatrist's office—or get tattooed many places."—Daniel Ladinsky
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer lives in southwest Colorado and is the author of eleven collections of poetry. Her books include EVEN NOW (Lithic Press, 2016) and NAKED FOR TEA (Able Muse Press, 2018), finalist for the 2017 Able Muse Book Award. Her poems have appeared in O Magazine, Rattle.com, TEDx, back alleys, A Prairie Home Companion, and river rocks she leaves around town. She's taught poetry for Think 360, Craig Hospital, Ah Haa School for the Arts, Weehawken Creative Arts, Camp Coca-Cola, meditation retreats, twelve-step recovery programs, hospice, and many other organizations. She's won the Fischer Prize, Rattle's Ekphrastic Challenge, the Dwell Press Solstice Prize, the Writer's Studio Literary Contest, and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. As Colorado's Western Slope Poet Laureate (2015-2017), she created and curates Heard of Poets, an interactive poetry map. She earned her MA in English Language & Linguistics at UW-Madison. Since 2006, she's written a poem a day. One-word mantra: Adjust.
Author City: ARVADA, CO USA