Paula Fisher was born at her home in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire on December 30th 1963.
Her love of poetry developed as a teenager but a passion for writing in sonnet form emerged relatively late in life. However, since then she has been a ‘secret sonneteer’.
Alongside her love of poetry, Paula has a passion for playing music and as a musician, performs on stage like she writes her poetry – from the heart.
Paula’s relish for music has helped her to appreciate the rhythm, expression and the penetrating emotion of verse, while strengthening her ability to perceive the essence of literature in metrical form.
When did you first start writing?
I've been interested in writing stories and poems since childhood. I remember reading William Wordsworth's, 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud' and being inspired by it, thinking to myself that Wordsworth must really love daffodils to be able to write about them so beautifully. Back then of course, I didn't know the poem was inspired by his sister, Dorothy's journal entry.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy the challenge of writing in iambic rhythms and get a great deal of satisfaction from being able to express myself in this way
From Chrysalis to Butterfly a concerto of poems by Paula Fisher is a collection of poetry designed to give its reader the power to reflect on their own emotions - from despair through to hope and love. This descriptive and emotive collection invites the reader to discover how poetry inspires enjoyment and personal growth through verse.