July 6th, 2023: ROSIE JACKSON

ROSIE JACKSON is a poet and creative writing tutor recently moved to Devon after many years in Frome. She is on the team of Poetry Teignmouth and runs many workshops in UK and in Cortijo Romero, Spain. She enjoys collaborating with other writers, artists, film-makers and photographers. 

Her most recent poetry collections are: Love Leans over the Table (Two Rivers Press,2023), Light Makes it Easy (Indigo Dreams, 2022), Aloneness is a Many-headed Bird (with Dawn Gorman, Hedgehog Press, 2020), Two Girls and a Beehive: Poems about Stanley Spencer and Hilda Carline (with Graham Burchell, Two Rivers Press, 2020).

Moniza Alvi says of her work: ‘These are rare, nourishing poems, open and vulnerable, spiritually aware and with an acute sense of beauty and struggle.’  

Kim Moore writes: ‘There is a restless energy and a searching intelligence at work here – creating startling, moving poems that explore the porous, shifting boundary between the historical and the contemporary.’

Rosie has own won many awards including 3rd Prize Kent and Sussex 2022, 1st prize Teignmouth 2021, 1st prize Poetry Space 2019, 1st prize Wells 2018, 2nd prize Torbay 2018, 1st prize Stanley Spencer Competition 2017, and is widely published in journals and anthologies.