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 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 its multicultural content, and has also written and presented stories for schools’ programmes.

She is author of ‘A New Life in Britain’ (MacDonald’s Young History Series, 1987).


Joanne Skerrett, Papillote Press, Dominica