Beatrice Archer was born in Phoenix Village Leguan Island, in the Essequibo River delta, Guyana. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, she is publisher of the Global Eyes newsletter and contributor of poems, short stories, book reviews and news stories to many Canadian newspapers and journals. She has also been featured in two major anthologies, Sharing Our Experience, edited by Arun Mukherjee and Spider Women: A Tapestry of Creativity and Healing, edited by Joan Turner and Carol Rose. She has worked for the Ministry of Information in Guyana, the Zambian Government in Lusaka, and she currently serves as the Community Liaison Officer in the Manitoba Human Rights Commission Communications Unit in Winnipeg, Canada. A new edition of her novel, Poison of My Hate, first published by NECZAM in Lusaka, Zambia, in 1978, is forthcoming from Brown Turtle Press.