Anna McKerrow was born in Surrey in 1977 but grew up just outside Bristol. She studied for a BA in English Literature at the University of the West of England and, later, an MA in Poetic Practice at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is interested in conceptual art, synaesthesic approaches to creating poetry, and developing the relationship between language, energy, art and spirituality. She is also a Reiki practitioner. In 2001 she moved to London, where she still lives. The Fast Heat of Beauty is her first collection.