Rosemarie Wilson

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Detroit, MI 48226

Author's Bio

Rosemarie Wilson a.k.a. One Single RoseTM is an award winning poet, spoken word artist, singer/songwriter, actress, playwright and filmmaker, author of three self-published poetry collections, nice and naughty chapbooks. Rosemarie is a Davenport University graduate, nine time National Poetry Award (NPA) nominee, 2010 recipient of the NPA’s New & Upcoming Poet, Poetry Author of the Year award and her CD Poetic Truth was voted 2015 Spoken Word/Poetry Album of the Year. She is a four time Who’s Who in Black Detroit honoree, first place and three time honorable mention recipient of the Detroit Writers’ Guild Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest, 2012 SAFE (Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment) Ambassador Award recipient,’s 2012 Performance Artist of the Year, Detroit Metro Times’ reader’s choice 2014/2015 Best Local Poet and she was nominated in the 2014 Spoken Word Billboard Awards. Upon entering a slam competition for the first time at the Motown Museum in Detroit, Rosemarie was named Motown Mic 2014 Performance Artist of the Year. In 2011, Rosemarie debuted as an actor in Detroit. She has since performed both nationally and internationally in a few amazing productions. A few of her notable performances include the Floacist’s Flovertex in Detroit, MI, the Kistrech Poetry Festival in Kisii and Nairobi, Kenya, the Piton International Film Festival in St. Lucia as well as touring Europe in 2012. She is currently a featured artist and songwriter with Defected Records, the United Kingdom’s #1 house music record label. In 2018, her PHAT Girl video will screen in film festivals in the United States and abroad. Her poetry is published with Broadside-Lotus Press, Inner Child Press, Night Ballet Press, Crisis Chronicles Press and Writing Knights Press. For four years Rosemarie hosted the Spotlight open mic poetry series in Detroit every 1st and 3rd Friday at Manila Bay Café, which was named 2014 Open Mic of the Year by the NPA’s and Detroit Metro Times’ reader’s choice 2015 Best Open Mic. 2014 marks the official launch of her non-profit motivational workshop series One Single Roses BloomTM, workshops centered on inspiring bright youngSTARS and seasoned adults to fearlessly follow their passions. 2014 was a year of “firsts” for Rosemarie—she released two spoken word CDs, (Poetic Truth available on iTunes and Straight Up, No Chaser) and her first full-length comedic stage play entitled ADDICTION sold out in its debut at the Boll Family Theater, on Broadway in Detroit. For more information on One Single RoseTM, please visit

Publications & Prizes


2016 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016)
Motown Blues (Broadside Press, 2015)

Spoken Word

Model D The Next Big Thing (2012)
Poetry in the City (2011)
Poetry in the City (2010)
Shawn P.'s Gospel Summer Jam (2010)
Poetry for the Soul Mt. Clemens, Michigan (2009)
SISTAHS Embracing the Elevation (2008)
Prizes won: 

2010 National Poetry Award New & Upcoming Poet of the Year and Poetry Author of the Year -  "Eyes Back to Basics" 1st place winner of the Detroit Writers' Guild 2010 Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest - "I'm Down To:" Honorable mention recipient of the 2012 Detroit Writers' Guild Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest - 2012 Performance Artist of the Year -  "Goliath Brown" Honorable mention recipient of the 2013 Detroit Writers' Guild Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest - 2014/2015 Detroit Metro Times' reader's choice Best Local Poet - 2014 Motown Mic - The Spoken Word Artist of the Year - "The Jasmine Tree" Honorable mention recipient of the 2015 Detroit Writers' Guild Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest - 2015 National Poetry Award Poetry Album of the Year-Poetic Truth - 2017 Piton International Film Festival Kuumba Award - 2018 Semi-Finalist - LA Music Video Awards - 2018 Detroit Fringe Festival Jury's Choice Award Winner

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African American
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Detroit, MI
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Detroit, MI
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Last update: May 29, 2019