Jane Ulysses Grell

Poet and storyteller, Jane Ulysses Grell was born and grew up in Delices on the east coast of Dominica but has lived in London for many years. She has worked as a teacher and has run poetry and storytelling workshops for teachers. Her storytelling draws heavily on her African-Caribbean heritage and consists of rhythm games, songs, poems and stories. Both her stories and poems appear in anthologies while her collection of children’s poetry “Doctor Knickerbocker and Other Poems” is popular in primary schools. Jane has worked with BBC School Radio as an advisor on the multicultural content, and has also written and presented stories for schools’ programmes. White River Blues is her most recent collection of poetry (2013); Praise Songs, her first collection, was published in 2016. Her latest book is Mosquito Bounce (2017), poems for primary-school children.