Rhea Tregebovis the author of six acclaimed books of poetry and the historical novel The Knife Sharpener's Bell . She has written children's picture books and edited numerous anthologies. Her work has received the J.I. Segal Award, and the Pat Lowther Award, Prairie Schooner Readers' Choice Award, and the Malahat Review Long Poem Prize. She is an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing department at the University of British Columbia.