The author of six volumes of poetry, Rhea Tregebov has received the Pat Lowther Award, the Malahat Review Long Poem prize, and others. She is the editor of nine other anthologies of essays, poetry and fiction for a number of presses, and has also published five children's picture books. She has edited an anthology of translations from Yiddish, Arguing with the Storm: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers, which was published in Spring 2007 in Canada and will be published in the United States in Fall 2007. She teaches advanced poetry and translation at UBC in Vancouver.
"In poems of deceptive brevity, 'this hard and rocky place' that is the world turns out to be the source of a lucid beauty. I am tempted to say that this exemplary collection is the essential Rhea Tregebov. It has the intellectual honesty, the curiosity, the willingness, the risk."
— Roo Borson