Victor D. Questel was born in Gonzalez village in 1949. He attended Trinity College and the University of the West Indies at St Augustine. At UWI he was the first student in the Department of English to be awarded a Ph D for his thesis on the work of Derek Walcott. He earned a living as a teacher and reviewer. In addition to his three poetry collections, he published widely in journals and in anthologies such as Now, Caribbean Rhythms, Melanthika and The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse.