Peter Jailall

Peter Jailall was born in Guyana in 1944. He is a poet, teacher, and storyteller, and social activist who lives in Mississauga, Ontario where he was a teacher with the Peel Board of Education. Jailall was a finalist for the 2002 Mississauga Arts Award in the category of Established Literary Artist. Also that year, he completed an M.A. at the University of Toronto with a thesis entitled: The Challenge of Language and Literacy in Guyanese Schools. In recent years, Jailall has utilized the self-publishing services of In Our Words Inc. to publish a work of non-fiction entitled Jottings: A Teacher’s Logbook (2014), an anti-bullying picture book, illustrated by Shirley Aguinaldo, entitled: STOP! STOP! Don’t be a Bully (2015), and a new volume of poetry: Sacrifice: Poems on the Indian Arrival in Guyana (2017).

Poetry

Sacrifice: Poems on the Indian Arrival in Guyana

Streetsville, ON: In Our Words Inc., 2017.

Poetry

This Healing Place and Other Poems

Toronto: Natural Heritage/Natural History, 1993.

Poetry

When September Comes and Other Poems

Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2003.
PS8569 .A414 W54 2003

Publisher’s Synopsis

Peter Jailall continues his search for the place called home in his third volume of poetry, exploring the “open, dangerous” landscape of a post-September 11th world. In this climate of globalization, none are untouched by the threats of terrorism or the spoils of modernization and its effect on our environment. … Peter’s unique gift for the blending of language — from Caribbean-accented English to Hindi — allows him to paint beautiful dichotomies between the Guyana of his birth, and the Canada that is his current home.

Poetry

Yet Another Home: Poems

Toronto: Natural Heritage/Natural History, 1997.
PS8569 .A414 Y48 1997

Links

Jailall member profile from the Writers’ Union of Canada website

Publisher Dundurn Press

Publisher Natural Heritage Books