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Rosemary Regina Challoner Wilkinson, American Poet, author.


Wilkinson, Rosemary Regina Challoner was born on February 21, 1924 in New Orleans. Daughter of William Lindsay Challoner Junior and Julia Regina (Sellen) Challoner/Schillo.


Lifetime credential to teach poetry, San Francisco State University, 1978. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Livre University, Pakistan, 1975. Doctor of Letters (honorary), World Academy Arts & Culture, Republican of China, 1981.


Lecturer/reader of poetry.



Founder Poetry-Fine Arts Division of San Mateo (California) County Fair, 1977, Doctor Williams Poetry Workshop, Burlingame High School, 1985. Secretary-general World Academy Arts and Culture-United States of America, San Francisco, 1985—1995, president, 1994—2003. Member of Authors League American, The Authors Guild, Academy American Poets, Poetry Society of America, National League American Pen Women Inc.

(Washington 4th and 5th vice president 1986-1990, Berkeley, California president 1988-1990, Lake Tahoe branch since 1988), World Academy of Arts and Culture/World Congress of Poets, World Congress of Poets (Taipei, Taiwan board directors 1973—2003, San Francisco president 1981, secretary-general 1985-1995, president 1994—2003), Soroptomist International (honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, research, brush painting.


Married Henry Bertram Wilkinson, October 15, 1949. Children: Denis James, Marian Regina, Paul Francis, Richard Challoner.

William Lindsay Challoner Challoner/Schillo Junior

Julia Regina (Sellen) Challoner/Schillo

Henry Bertram Wilkinson

Richard Challoner Wilkinson

Marian Regina Wilkinson

Paul Francis Wilkinson

Denis James Wilkinson