Passionate About Words
Take a look and find out more about who I am and what I do.
I hope you'll be tempted!
If you like poetry, dive in.
Rose Mary Boehm is a German-born British national living and writing in Lima, Peru. Her poetry has been published widely in mostly US poetry reviews (online and print). She was twice nominated for a Pushcart. Her fifth poetry collection, DO OCEANS HAVE UNDERWATER BORDERS, has been published by Kelsay Books in July 2022. A sixth collection, WHISTLING IN THE DARK, has been published by Taj Mahal Publishing House and is also available on Amazon as per now. A seventh, SAUDADE, is brewing. To be published by Kelsay books early 2023.
WWII through the eyes of a child
"Written from the perspective of a child in World War II, Germany, these poems illuminate how life can proceed despite bombs, shelters, fear and privation. Rose Boehm's poetry is both informative and lyrical; her book a genuine delight."
---Joan Colby, US, widely published poet
Peru Blues or Lady Gaga Won't Be Back
"Peru becomes a home of enchantment and dread in Rose Mary Boehm's collection. She writes poetry that will definitely unsettle those who prefer the predictable and easy. Her poems take the reader from the lyrical, sarcastic, to the political – all of them achingly moving or disturbing. Yet Boehm maintains an inquisitive eye that is the door to wonder. She will take you to a world that may never be the same again, a lush world of hurt marked with small triumphs of humanity. "
—Jim Pascual Agustin, author of ‘Alien to Any Skin’, ‘Sound Before Water’, and ‘A Thousand Eyes’ among others
The Rain Girl
"This is a book about the stuff of being a human being, in all its pain, glory, depth, and joy. Boehm explores love and hate, sex, family, vice, war, immigration, and faith...she casts a wide net and ends up with a good catch. This is unvarnished truth that helps us face up to who we are. She uses language as a paint brush. And what a wonderful painting it becomes."
--- Robert Strickland, Poet, Musician
Review by Alan Catlin, Misfit Magazine
Rose Mary Boehm, The Rain Girl, Chaffinch Press, Ireland, 2020, 105 pages no price
Rose Mary is an international poet of distinction as her previous collections and wide publication both here, and abroad, amply show. Therefore it is unsurprising that her work embraces a multitude of subjects. And not just any subject, but large ones, including, but not limited to, immigration, escape from oppression, Diaspora, life as a refugee and violence against women. Imagery is often startling with unsettling associations as an early poem,
quoted in full shows,
(DO CLICK ON READ MORE and scoll down to THE RAIN GIRL)
It's on Amazon!
My fifth poetry collection is called 'DO OCEANS HAVE UNDERWATER BORDERS? - poems from a sun-bleached folder. And here is what George Bilgere, Ruth Bavetta, and Alan Catlin had to say about it... click on 'Read More'
WHISTLING IN THE DARK
My very latest collection of poetry (the sixth) can also be found on Amazon.
Part 1, IMPONDERABLES, are speculative poems as well as thoughts about religion.
Part 2, EMBERS, are poems about feelings, memories, and touches of nostalgia.
Read a selection to whet your appetite. Click on 'Read More' for a generous preview.
is a Portuguese word for so many things that it doesn't really have a translation. In order to explain it, you have to 'write around it'. A rich word from a rich language. My title poem is trying to explain 'SAUDADE', the other poems in the book are expressions of some form of 'saudade'. Click on 'read more'. You'll find what other poets/editors had to say about it.
SAUDADE is my seventh poetry collection and, of course, you find it on Amazon.