Rose Mary Boehm

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Rose Mary Boehm

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in Düsseldorf, Germany


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March 2010


After many years spent in pursuit of mammon in the corporate world, Rose Mary Boehm finally graduated to what she was born to do: full-time writing. A German-born British national, she settled with her second husband in Lima, Peru.

Apart from novels, she writes short stories and poetry. Her first two novels, COMING UP FOR AIR and its sequel, THE TELLING, are available in all good online book stores (and GR) as well as her first collection of poems, TANGENTS.

Quite a few of her recent poems have either been published or are to be published by mainly US poetry journals/publications: Toe Good Poetry, Poetry Breakfast, Burning Word, Muddy River Review, Pale Horse Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Other Rooms, Requiem Magazine, Full of Crow, Poetry Quar

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‘The Invention of Distance’, a collection by A. Molotkov, immediately challenged my automatic understanding of the way things work, with a vision of snowflakes shaping water, eyes opening the poet, mandalas blowing into the wind in a world where rivers cross borders without a visa, where butterfly wings (ought not to) go, where aeroplanes burn.

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Coming Up for Air

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The Telling

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Absence (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 04, 2016 11:34AM
Description: Winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest, January 2016
The Ticket (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:30PM
Description: A sketch
On the way to where my brother lies dying (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 06, 2014 04:17PM
Description: Winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest, October 2014

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" Somewhere, moon time

Wolves howling, snows drifting,
blizzards covering field and brush. A muzzle
opens, fangs glistening in the white light,
an echo in t
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** Please refrain from critiquing the contest entries - this is not a workshop thread.
Rose Boehm is now friends with Colin Andersen
From the Ruhr to Somewhere Near Dresden, 1939-1949 by Rose Mary Boehm
"A child's-eye-view verse narrative about growing up in Germany between 1939 and 1949, huddling with neighbors during air raids, hearing elders argue in low frightened voices about Hitler, secretly listening to forbidden American "Big Band" music v..." Read more of this review »
" Just another day at Sandy Hook
(in memoriam)

Rabbit pajamas lie crumpled in the corner,
her pillow still smells of honeysuckle.

The box of toys
as always
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" Stars and Constellations

Orion is hanging upside down.
The ineffectual hunter, powerless.
The Horsehead Nebula throws
a velvet glove at Betelgeuse who
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The Indifferent World by Ken Craft
"Ken Craft is a consummate wordmeister, a singer of sweet sentences, a connoisseur of consonance, a dab hand for metaphor. But don’t be misled, all this verbal high wire work does not deflect attention from the contemplative musing of these poems,..." Read more of this review »
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Poppy Rose, I need to get in touch with you, but I don't seem to have your email address. Here is mine:

Please send me an email, and I will fill you in. BFS (Poppy)

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Rose Boehm Never mind. I'll plod through it. Can only teach me something...

Katherine Marple Thanks for adding me as a friend, Rose Mary! I tried to look up how to do the author page, but I've completely forgotten how!

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