Rosie Shepperd

Rosie Shepperd worked in banking and financial journalism in London and New York until 2004, when she discovered a talent for poetry. She finds food inspiring: “There’s a deliberation in my enjoyment of tastes which is very similar to my enjoyment of words and images.” She enjoys experimenting with the syntax of spoken speech: pauses, emphases, the rises and falls of verbal expression. Poet she admires include Paul Muldoon, Paul Durcan, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell and she “never stops reading” Raymond Carver.