Peter Jailall, teacher, storyteller and poet, expresses great passion for the English language and for the quality of life of all Canadians. With this, his first published volume of poetry, he takes a much-deserved place alongside Canada’s most significant writers of colour.
"Peter’s poems told me stories or rather pulled me into scenes where I became the actor seeing Toronto and her people in a way new to me. Peter’s empathy for people and his clear view of what deserves anger don’t contradict each other but sharpen the stories."
- Joan Vinall Cox teaches reading at Sheridan College.
"Peter has shared his poems with me privately and I have been in audiences of teachers as he read his poems out loud. In both situations he strikes an emotional impact with his words and messages."
- Larry Swartz, Educator.
Peter Jailall, a teacher, poet and storyteller, was born in Guyana in 1944. He is the author of three books of poetry: This Healing Place (1993), Yet Another Home (1997) and When September Comes (2003). Peter is a member of the Racial Minority Writer's Collective and the League of Canadian Poets. He has read his poetry in schools, libraries and universities across North America, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean and Guyana. An avid supporter of human rights and social justice, he expresses his compassion and passion for human values through his poetry. He was a finalist in the 2002 Mississauga Arts Award in the category of Established Literary Artist. Peter lives in Mississauga with his wife, Sabi, and their two sons, Dave and Nari.