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).