Terry Lander was born in Cornwall and has lived in Helston all of his life. He took part in the Flora Dance during his school life, returning to watch in subsequent years. Terry started writing poetry in 2005 and has been published in a small number of anthologies including ‘101 Poets For A Cornish Assembly’, ‘Metverse Muse’ in India and ‘Poetry Cornwall’, a subscribers magazine edited by Les Merton.
By day Terry poses as an electrician, one of many ‘careers’ that he has embarked on since leaving college. Before his present position, he had been a retail assistant, a trainee loan account manager, a bank cashier, a payroll clerical assistant, a trainee pharmaceutical assistant, a payroll clerical assistant (again), a clerical assistant in a different department and a mobile inventory control assistant. He was glad to complete the training for his current employment so that he was no longer referred to as a ‘trainee’ or ‘assistant’.
His hobbies include karate, six-a-side football in the local league, running a part-time disco and taking part in the annual Gweek Pantaloons pantomime productions. He is happily married and lives with his wife and three children in Helston.