Born in Saskatoon and raised in Winnipeg, Rhea Tregebov moved from Toronto to Vancouver in September of 2004 to commence teaching as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia in January of 2005. Tregebov has published five children's picture books including The Big Storm. she is the editor of nine anthologies of essays, poetry and fiction, including Gifts: Poems for Parents (Sumach Press, 2002). Her first collection of poetry received the Pat Lowther Award in 1983. Her fifth and sixth poetry collections are The Strength of Materials (Wolsak and Wynn, 2001) and a volume entitled (alive) Wolsak and Wynn (2004).

Her novel The Knife Sharpener's Bell (2009) is the story of a girl who leaves Winnipeg at age ten with her parents to escape from the faltering of the North American capitalist economy in the 1930s. They return "home" to Stalinist Odessa, then must flee to Moscow to avoid the approaching Nazi forces in World War II. In the post-war years their family is threatened by anti-Semitism and the repressive totalitarianism of Stalin.



All Souls' (Vehicule Press 2012) $18.99 978-1-55065-338-0
The Knife Sharpener's Bell (Coteau 2009)
Arguing with the Storm: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers (Sumach Press, 2007). Editor.
alive. Toronto: Wolsak and Wynn, 2004.
Mapping the Chaos. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 1995.
The Strength of Materials. Toronto: Wolsak and Wynn, 2001.
The Proving Grounds. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 1991.
No One We Knew. Stratford, Ontario: Aya/Mercury Press, 1986.
Remembering History. Montreal: Guernica, 1982.


Co-winner, Malahat Long Poem Competition, 1994.
Prairie Schooner Readers' Choice Award, 1994.
Pat Lowther Award, for Remembering History, 1983.

[BCBW 2013] "Poetry" "Kidlit"