Rosie Shepperd trained as an Economist and worked in financial journalism and then banking in London and New York until 2004. She studied creative writing at London University’s Birkbeck College and at the University of South Wales. Initially a writer of radio plays, she fell in love with writing, reading and studying poetry and is currently embarked on a PhD at London University’s Goldsmith’s College, in which she models and maps theories of creativity and aesthetics as they appear in poetry.
Her poems have appeared in anthologies and magazines in the US, the UK, Ireland and continental Europe. She writes essays on literature, the occasional book review and writes and speaks on Creativity Theory. She was a finalist in the inaugural Manchester Poetry Prize, she won the 2009 Liverpool Poetry Prize and was a winner in the 2012 Poetry Business Competition. She won second prize in the 2013 Cardiff International Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.
The Man at the Corner Table is her debut collection.