Rhea Tregebov was born in Saskatoon, raised in Winnipeg and currently lives in Vancouver, where she teaches at the University of British Columbia. Her fifth collection of poetry, The Strength of Materials, was issued by Wolsak and Wynn in Fall 2001. A volume of selected and new poems, entitled (alive) was released in September 2004. Tregebov has also published five children's picture books and is the editor of nine anthologies of essays, poetry and fiction, most recently Gifts: Poems for Parents (Sumach Press, 2002). Tregebov received Honorable Mention for the National Magazine Awards (poetry) in 1998. She is a co-winner of the Malahat Review Long Poem Competition in 1994 and also received the Readers’ Choice Award for Poetry from Prairie Schooner in 1993. Her first collection of poetry won the Pat Lowther Award in 1983. For more information on Rhea Tregebov, check out her website.