Theresa C. Givans spent four thoroughly enjoyable years in the beautiful city of Montreal
doing what she loved – reading books and writing papers – for which McGill University
awarded her a BA in English.
Her foray into poetry writing was inspired by the realization that her childrens’ bookshelves
were filled with British nursery rhymes but sorely lacking in Jamaican children’s poetry. So,
she decided to remedy that situation by creating her own.
She lives in Mandeville, Jamaica with her husband and three children, who are her most