C. Jeanean Gibbs is original form the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. Jeanean migrated to the United States in 1966. She later attended Washington Technical Institute and The American University for a degree in Sociology.
Jeanean, a performance poet and playwright is the author of one book of poetry "Drum People" published by Lutt's Productions in 1980. She is also the editor of the poetry anthology, "Gurus & Griots" published in by Palm Tree Enterprises 1987. Some of her writings appear in the following anthologies: "Messages from Black Women," published by The Message makers in 1976; "Whose Woods These Are" by The Word Works Inc., 1983; "Evidence of Community" by George Washington University, 1984 and "WPFW. 89.3 FM Poetry Anthology " by The Bunny & The Crocodile Press in 1993. Her poetry has been heard on Radio Stations WHUR, WYCB, WOOK and WPFW. Jeanean has presented her work in many places of interest, including The Smithsonian Institute and The Kennedy Center. She has been actively involved with the Black Woman Playwrights' Group and The Trinidad and Tobago Association in Washington, D.C. since 1990.