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Outspoken: Poetry Readings in Celebration of International Women’s Day 

Hear local poets perform original works in celebration of International Women’s Day. 

Saturday, Mar 9, 2024, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.


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About the Event

Drop in between 1 and 3 p.m. to hear local poets perform original work inside the galleries in celebration of International Women’s Day. 

About the Poets  

Rosemarie Dombrowski (RD) is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, Arizona, the founding editor of rinky dink press, and the founding director of Revisionary Arts, a nonprofit that facilitates self-care and healing through poetry. She’s the recipient of a Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, the winner of the 2017 Split Rock Review chapbook competition, and the author of three additional collections of poetry. Her work has appeared in Poetry Daily,, the Emily Dickinson Museum, on local NPR affiliates, national NPR podcasts, the TEDx stage, and elsewhere. RD is a teaching professor at Arizona State University (ASU), the founding editor of ISSUED: stories of service, and the creator of Verse for Vets, a poetic medicine program for veterans supported by the Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement at ASU. 


Lois Roma-Deeley’s most recent poetry collection is Like Water in the Palm of My Hand (2022). Her previous books include The Short List of Certainties (2017), winner of the Jacopone da Todi Book Prize; High Notes (2010); northSight (2006); and Rules of Hunger (2004). Her poems can be found in numerous journals and anthologies including, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day Series, Villanelles (Everyman Library Pocket Poetry Series, Random House), The Bellingham Review, North Dakota Quarterly, South Florida Poetry Journal, Quiddity International Literary Journal, and many more. She currently serves as associate editor of the poetry journal Presence, and is Poet Laureate of Scottsdale, Arizona. 






7374 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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