Roxanne is not your typical poet. She started spewing out rhymes while still in the crib and writing verse as soon as she could hold a crayon. But her life took another direction early on. At the age of 10, she and girlfriend started selling the hats they made at very popular and trendy NYC boutique. They quickly branched out into string bikinis, launching the first of several successful joint business ventures.
Roxanne went on to graduate from NYU's Stern School of Business with a Masters degree in Business Administration and spent the next 20 years working at JPMorgan Chase specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions, Outsourcing and Private Label deals. As a result her poetry is not ...well just take a look at the samples below. She loves ghost stories, especially those about vampires and werewolves and is completing a novel in verse about a family of vampires titled Bloodline
. To see a selection of her vampire poetry please check out her Vampire Poet
A frequent guest at the Saturn Readings at Nightingale and at Pink Pony West at the Cornelia Street Cafe, she is a member of the Riverside Poets and has been featured at the Back Fence in Greenwich Village, the West Side Arts Coalition at the Broadway Mall Community Center on the Upper West Side, and at Rodeo-Ristra in Hoboken. For more information about her upcoming features please check out her Performer page. The poetry selections below were included in Riverside Poets No. 8
(chapbook). All of the photos were taken by Roxanne during the 2001 Hoboken Secret Garden Tour sponsored by the Hoboken Historical Society.