Rosemarie Wilson

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Detroit, MI
Michigan US

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, workshop facilitator, motivational speaker, author of three self-published poetry collections, nice and naughty chapbooks.  Her love for the word began in the second grade when she won her first poetry contest.  After graduating from Davenport University, songwriting pushed her pen as a poet and she's been following poetry ever since, performing wherever her words are welcomed nationally and internationally.  A few of her notable performances include the Floacist’s Flovertex and The Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts 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. Her short spoken word videos have screened in numerous film festivals.  Rosemarie is one of the first poets published under the Broadside-Lotus Press merger, two of the oldest African-American publishers in the United States and the first poet to be filmed in Motown's infamous Studio A.   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 - 2019 National Spoken Word Awards Best Female Poet - 2019 Hour Detroit Magazine's Up-and-Coming Performer 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Maya Angelou Nikki Giovanni

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African American
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Detroit, MI
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Detroit, MI
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Last update: Sep 02, 2021