Gerrie Fellows was born in New Zealand but now lives in Scotland. She trained as a painter at art schools in London and before working in various countries as a life model, a secretary and a writer in residence. Her previous poetry collections include The Duntroon Toponymy (pamphlet, 2001), The Powerlines (2000) and Technologies and Other Poems (1990). Her work has also featured in several anthologies, including Intimate Expanses: XXV Scottish Poems 1978-2002, Scotlands: Poets and the Nation and Modern Scottish Women Poets.
'Though her work is often eloquent and moving, Gerrie Fellows is not afraid to be austere, and she is never tempted by mere effect. Reading Window for a Small Blue Child, we discover a poet who understands that bodies are both magical and treacherous, and she illuminates both the magic and the treachery in lyrics of grace, restraint and a spare, but very persuasive beauty.' - John Burnside