Dr. Henry W. Anderson was born in Dangriga, Belize. He received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies,
medical internship in Nassau, The Bahamas, he returned home to practice where he had his Private Practice Clinic
for over twenty years. He also served as District Medical officer for the Stann
Creek District. He has served Belize in other ways. He served as a soldier in
the British Honduras Volunteer Guards. In politics, he contested both municipal
and general elections. As a diplomat, he was stationed in Washington D.C. and in Guatemala City. He has been
nominated to several Boards and is a
Justice of the Peace.
Three of Dr. Anderson's works have been published in Belize. They are The Son of Kinich, a volume
of poetry; The Eddy, a collection of short
stories; Ode to the One-Eyed Lady, a novel about a hurricane approaching Belize. Recently published, both as
printed and E-books, are Sisimito, Christ Son Of Man - The Voyage To Araboth II,
and Sisimito II - Xibalba. The second edition of Sisimito is
titled Sisimito I - Ox Witz Ha and is the first book of the Sisimito
Series. There are very few changes from Sisimito.
The late Ambassador Edward A. Laing wrote: "Mastery over form and catholic technique are staples in this poet's work, which is
very accessible". Belizean writer Emory
King contributed: "Your poems indicate a depth of thought and a way with words that is rare in this age of
sound-bytes and digest opinions". The Reporter Press stated: "Every
now and then, a Belizean writer produces a cerebral work that is so
intellectually stimulating that it leaves one
staring beyond the book and into space". Minister of Education, C. B. Hyde wrote on Ode to the One-Eyed Lady:
"I have come to the conclusion that this is a great book, not because it
is enjoyable and easy to read, although it is, but it is, perhaps, the best
book ever written on the subject with which it deals".
Anderson was the first medical student to be awarded the 'Use of English Prize'
at the University of the West Indies.
Dr. Anderson is married to Stephanie, née Gegg-Grange. They have four
children, fourteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Presently, they reside in Minnesota, U.S.A.