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Born in 1969 and raised in Ayrshire, Scotland, nature has played a key role in Phyllis Anderson’s development as a poet and writer.
As a child, she’d spend days that stretched beyond time, exploring the woodland surrounding her home. Whether climbing trees, picking primroses which clustered in copses, or meandering amongst blue bells, growing up was truly a sensory and wondrous experience.
Now, forty two years old Phyllis’ life has turned full circle and she currently lives on a ten thousand acre country estate, where cows graze on pastoral landscape, an environment which fuels the poetic imagination.
This first volume of poetry is the culmination of observations made by Phyllis Anderson throughout her life. Its title is taken from “Haiku for Mountaineers” which alludes to the hardships suffered by climbers to reach the oft elusive summit. Wise climbers realise that it is the mountain that conquers the heart of the climber.