Rhea Tregebov Bio

Rhea Tregebov is the author of seven acclaimed collections of poetry, most recently All Souls’ (Véhicule Press, Fall 2012). Her poems have been awarded the Pat Lowther Prize, the Prairie Schooner Reader’s Choice award, and the Malahat Review Long Poem award. Tregebov was born in Saskatoon and raised in Winnipeg’s North End. She studied literature at the universities of Manitoba, Cornell and Boston University. After living for many years in Toronto as a freelance author and editor, she moved to Vancouver in 2004 to take up a position in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia, where she is now an Associate Professor. In addition to her poetry, she has written an historical novel, The Knife-Sharpener’s Bell (Coteau Books, 2009), which won the Segal Prize in literature, was shortlisted for the 2012 Kobzar Prize and was short-listed for Manitoba Reads. She is also the author of five popular children’s picture books, including the classic The Big Storm. Tregebov is the editor of numerous anthologies, including a collection of stories by women writers she co-translated from the Yiddish entitled Arguing with the Storm: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers

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