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Rosemarie Wilson a.k.a. One Single Rose is an award winning poet, writer, singer, actress, playwright and a staunch advocate of integrity and fidelity. Her insistence that every day presents an opportunity to live, learn and love positively allows her to motivate others when living throws curves at our existence. Since March 2009, the official release of her first self-published collection of poetry, she has been dubbed an inspirational poet.
Rosemarie Wilson was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised on its east side. The youngest child with four brothers, she became involved in the community at a young age. As a Girl Scout from kindergarten through high school, Wilson learned valuable lessons by helping others. Raised in the Baptist church and educated in the Detroit Public School system, she graduated from Cass Technical High School and spent two years at West Virginia State College. Upon returning to Detroit, Wilson obtained her bachelor’s degree from Davenport University (formerly Detroit College of Business).
In 2005, Wilson’s conscience was awakened with her induction into the literary world as editor of “Saved, Single and Satisfied.” Since that time, she has been active as a guest on blog talk radio shows and television programs. The 2010 Fourth Edition of Who’s Who in Black Detroit lists Wilson as an author and poet, she is listed in the 2011 Fifth Edition as an author, poet and spoken word artist and in the 2012 issue as a poet. She has been featured as a poet in various magazines and anthologies. In the “Battle of the Sexes: Poetry Edition” anthology, her rhyme on domestic violence entitled “Courageous Goodbye” won the battle on abuse. Rosemarie is also a philanthropist and she has penned poems as an advocate against domestic violence for which she has received honors.
The emotional struggle of Wilson’s transition from singing and writing with the addition of spoken word performances into her repertoire was difficult. After shedding fears of delivering the spoken word, Wilson’s spoken word journey officially took flight during her second performance in June 2010. Two months later, on August 21, 2010 she was named 2010 Poetry Author of the Year and New & Upcoming Poet of the Year at the 1st Annual National Poetry Award ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2011, Wilson was nominated as Poetry Author of the Year with the National Poetry Awards for the second year in a row. Her poem “Eyes Back to Basics” won 1st place in the Detroit Writers’ Guild 2010 Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest, “I’m Down To:” and “Goliath Brown” received Honorable Mention in the 2012 and 2013 Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest, and “As One” won a 2011 online Valentine’s Poetry Contest. She receives frequent requests to pen poems for individuals and groups on various subject matters and has made national and international appearances ever since.
In August 2011 Wilson made her acting debut in a Detroit production and she has since performed as an actor both nationally and internationally. She also filmed a scene for My Step Kids, a comedic DVD movie released on November 26, 2011. Three of her most challenging roles were “The Little Coochie Snorcher That Could” in the 2012 production of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, “Knowledge” in the 2012 production of Mahogany Dreams and “Grandma Joyce” in the 2013/2014 productions of Why Am I Black? God Must Don’t Like Me.
One Single Rose released her second collection of poetry entitled “One Single Rose…Out of Darkness Into Light,” and her first erotic chapbook “Pearl’s Plays” on March 16, 2012. One section of the collection focuses solely on poems requested by her readers. In 2012, she toured Europe with Wunderbaum, one of The Netherland’s largest theater groups with performances in Amsterdam, Belgium and the United States. March 2014 will be a month of “firsts” for One Single Rose. She will release two cds, a children’s book and introduce characters for her stage play entitled ADDICTION. Stay tuned for updates!
For the past 20 years, Wilson has been employed at top law firms in Michigan and she freelances in her spare time. She is the proud parent of a miniature daschund Remy Black.