- Poet and science writer Mari-Lou Rowley has published seven collections of poetry, most recently Suicide Psalms (Anvil Press 2008), which was nominated for best poetry in the 2008 Sask Book Awards, and CosmoSonnets (JackPine Press 2007). Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies in Canada and the US, and on the Canadian Association of Physicists website. Rowley has performed her poetry in North America and Europe. She has a Master's of Liberal Studies degree from Simon Fraser University.
Mari-Lou's work as a science writer has informed much of her poetry. Since 1995, she has been principal of Pro-Textual Communications. Her corporate/science writing includes: Synergy, UBC's Faculty of Science biannual journal; publications for UBC faculties of Dentistry and Medicine; and Explore, the U of S research magazine. She has also crafted major policy documents such as A Framework for Action: A Four Pillar Approach to Drug Problems in Vancouver, which has been translated into five languages and was a background document for the popular television series DaVinci's Inquest. Her portfolio includes magazines, white papers, business plans, brochures, websites, annual reports, print and electronic newsletters, press releases, and articles for trade publications.
Unus Mundus, poetry. Anvil Press, Fall 2012(forthcoming).
Suicide Psalms, poetry.Anvil Press 2008.
CosmoSonnets, poetry with artwork by Robert McNealy, JackPine Press 2007.
Viral Suite, poetry. Anvil Press 2004.
Interference with the Hydrangea, poetry. Thistledown Press 2003.
Boreal Surreal, poetry chapbook. Toronto: LyricalMyrical 2003.
CatoptRomancer, poetry chapbook. Relevations Publications, 1997.
a Knife a Rope a Book, poetry. Underwhich Editions 1990.
The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poems About Facing Cancer. Ed. Fiona Tinwei Lam. Leaf Press, 2011.
Regreen: New Canadian Ecological Poetry. Eds. Madur Anand & Adam Dickinson. Your Scrivener Press 2009.
Radiant dance uv being: a poetic portrait of bill bissett. Eds. Jeff Pew & Stephen Roxborough. Nightwood Editions 2006.
Saskatchewan Writers: Lives Past and Present. Ed. Heather Hodgson. Canadian Plains Research Centre, U of R 2004.
Listening with the Ear of the Heart: Writers at St. Peter's. Coteau Books 2003.
Pacific Northwest Spiritual Poetry. Ed. Charles Potts, Walla Walla, WA: Tsunami Inc.1998.
Prairie, an anthology of Saskatoon Poets. Ed.Caroline Heath.
Audience Age Groups
- Secondary School (10-12)