Rosemary is an Assistant Professor of English and oversees Institutional Research at Young Harris College. She holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University, and an AB in English from The University of Georgia. Her poetry and flash fiction have been published in various journals and her full-length collection of poetry, Second Sight was published in 2021.
About Second Sight, Angela Jackson-Brown says,
“Rosemary Royston’s poems speak in the tongues of rural folks in a way that only a linguistical conjurer could have managed. She takes her readers on a tour through Appalachia and its cultures—
showing the reader creek bottoms, retold Garden of Eden stories, and her grandmother’s medicine cabinet. Royston is an eloquent wordsmith who tenderly crafts each word, each line, and each stanza. This collection of Royston’s is honest, timely, and beautiful. It is a love letter to Appalachia and rural people everywhere who often don’t get their stories told in such a powerful and compassionate manner.”