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Rhea Tregebov

Photo: Yaz Strang 2018

Born in Saskatoon and raised in Winnipeg, Rhea Tregebov is the author of seven critically acclaimed collections of poetry, most recently All Souls',  released by Signal Editions, Vehicule Press. Her first novel, The Knife Sharpener's Bell, was published by Coteau Books. In addition to her poetry and fiction, she has edited ten anthologies, including Arguing with the Storm: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers (The Feminist Press, CUNY, and Sumach Press). She has also written five popular children's picture books, including Sasha and the Wiggly Tooth and The Big Storm. Tregebov studied English at the University of Manitoba and Cornell, and earned her Master's Degree at Boston University. She lives in Vancouver, where she is an Associate Professor Emerita of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. She retired from teaching in June 2017.

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Publications

All Souls'. Signal Editions, Vehicule Press, 2012
The Knife Sharpener’s Bell. (novel) Coteau Books, 2009
Arguing with the Storm: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers (editor). Sumach Press, 2007
(alive): New and selected poems. Wolsak & Wynn, 2004
The Strength of Materials. Wolsak & Wynn, 2001
Mapping the Chaos. Vehicule Press, 1995
The Proving Grounds. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 1991
No One We Know. Aya Press, 1987
Remembering History. Guernica Editions, 1982

Awards

Kobzar Prize Shortlist for The Knife Sharpener's Bell, 2012
Manitoba Reads Shortlist for The Knife Sharpener's Bell, 2012
J.I. Segal Award for Jewish Fiction for The Knife Sharpener's Bell, 2010
National Magazine Awards, Poetry, (honorable mention), 1998
Malahat Review Long Poem Award (co-winner), 1993
Prairie Schooner Readers' Choice Award, 1993
Pat Lowther Award, 1982
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