DATE OF BIRTH: November 21, 1944
PLACE OF BIRTH: Santa Cruz, Trinidad
  • St. George's College
  • City University, London, England (M. Phil.)
  • Library Association of Britain (ALA)
  • CAREER:                                 Born in Cantaro Village, Springer went on to become an actor and a poet. She acted and read poetry locally and internationally, including an appearance at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. She also became an artist and a playwright, writing "Shades of I-She" for the Caribbean Theatre Guild. A trained librarian, Springer founded the National Heritage Library in 1983 and went on to become its Director. As a cultural activist, she was a founding member of many local artistic, cultural, and community organizations including the Writers Union of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean Theatre Guild, and the National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago. In May 2002, she was named Poet Laureate of Port-of-Spain for two years. Springer had the following collections of poetry published:
    • Moving Into the Light (2001)
    • Focussed
    • Godchild
    • Stories and Poems for Children
    • Out of the Shadows
    • Loving the Skin I'm In (2005)
    • Past Pupil Emeritus Award (St. George's College, Trinidad)
    • 1996 - Trinidad & Tobago Humming Bird Medal Silver (for Culture)
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit