Jordan Dean was born on June 12, 1984 on Fergusson Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. He did his primary & secondary education in Alotau, PNG. He first studied for a Bachelor of Arts (Literature & Journalism) at the University of Papua New Guinea. He withdrew from the course in second year, 2004 and decided to take accounting and management. He currently works with the Papua New Guinea (Research), Science and Technology Secretariat in Port Moresby. He is the author of ‘Tattooed Face: A collection of Poems’ (2016) and ‘Follow the Rainbow: Selected Poems’ (2016).