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Rhea Tregebov
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Rhea Tregebov was born in Saskatoon, raised in Winnipeg and for many years lived in Toronto. She is the author of six critically acclaimed books of poetry, most recently a volume of selected and new poems entitled (alive), which was released by Wolsak and Wynn in September 2004. After working in Toronto as a freelance author and editor, she moved to Vancouver in August 2004 to take up the position of Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. In addition to her poetry, she has written five popular children's picture books. She is also the editor of numerous anthologies. In Spring 2007, Sumach Press released her first book of translations, an anthology of stories by women writers she co-translated from the Yiddish entitled Arguing with the Storm. The American edition of Arguing with the Storm was released by The Feminist Press, CUNY (New York) in March 2008. Her first novel, The Knife-Sharpener's Bell, was published in September 2009 from Coteau Books (Regina) and received the J.I. Segal Award for fiction in 2010. It was also a Globe and Mail Top 100 book for 2010. Her poetry has also received a number of awards, including Honorable Mention for the National Magazine Awards, the Malahat Review Long Poem Competition and the Readers' Choice Award from Prairie Schooner and the Pat Lowther Award.

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Books by Rhea Tregebov

Remembering History