Peter Jailall was born in Guyana. 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). In the fall of 2020, Jailall was awarded the third Pakaraima Literary Award for his longstanding contributions in literature and the arts. Pakaraima is the Guyanese Canadian Writers and Artists Association.