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The Strength of Materials

by (author) Rhea Tregebov

Publisher
Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.
Initial publish date
Oct 2001
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780919897762
    Publish Date
    Oct 2001
    List Price
    $15.00

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Description

The elegies in The Strength of Materials both praise and commemorate the material world in all its beauty and fleetingness; they speak of loss and recovery, of bereavement and resilience, of the interconnectedness of grief and joy. This is her fifth book of poetry.

About the author

Rhea Tregebov is the author of seven critically acclaimed books of poetry, most recently All Souls' (Wolsak & Wynn, 2019). She has also published five popular children's picture books including The Big Storm and What-If Sara, which are set in Winnipeg. She has edited ten anthologies of essays, poetry and fiction, most recently Arguing with the Storm. Her work has received a number of literary prizes, including the Nancy Richler Award for fiction (for Rue des Rosiers) as well as the Segal , Prairie Schooner Readers' Choice Award, and the Malahat Review Long Poem Award for her poetry. Rue des Rosiers is her second novel. The Knife Sharpener’s Bell, her first, won the J.I. Segal Prize in English Fiction. Born in Saskatoon and raised in Winnipeg, Tregebov lived for many years in Toronto, working as a freelance writer, editor, and instructor. From 2005 to 2017 she taught Creative Writing at UBC. She is now an Associate Professor Emerita at UBC. 

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