Bio


After a long and fruitful career in video and film production, Rosemary Davis turned toward writing in 2000.  She writes memoir, poetry, lyric essays, and travel.  Her recent memoir Before They Left Us is complete and was published in early September, 2018.

Obtaining an MFA degree in Writing from Hamline University in St. Paul, Rosemary honed her craft in creative nonfiction and poetry. While there she served on the editorial board of the Water~Stone Literary Review. Her nonfiction and poetry has been published in numerous literary journals, anthologies and online sources. In 2004-2005, Rosemary received a Loft Mentorship Series Fellowship, studying with six nationally known writers for a year.  Elizabeth Alexander was her principal mentor.


Although she's lived in Tucson, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Rosemary considers herself a Midwesterner.  She was born and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Architecture is important to her, and although her favorite style is late 1920s and early 1930s Craftsman bungalows, she has made her home in high rises, adobe structures, an 1860s Victorian, a fishing cottage on Tanners Lake, several renovated attics and currently a 1940 Postmodern apartment.


Rosemary’s other interests include foreign travel, book arts, gardening and independent film.