John Reibetanz has published eight collections, and his poems have appeared in such magazines as Poetry (Chicago), The Paris Review, The Walrus, and The Fiddlehead. He lives in Toronto and teaches English and creative writing at Victoria College. In addition to poetry, he has written essays on Elizabethan drama and on modern and contemporary poetry, as well as a book on King Lear and translations of modern German poetry. A finalist for the National Magazine Awards, the National Poetry Competition, and the ReLit Award, John has given readings of his poetry in major cities all across Canada. He has won prizes in the annual national competitions sponsored by Vallum and by The Fiddlehead, and has won first prize in the international Petra Kenney Competition. His latest work is in Laments of the Gorges (Alfred Gustav Press, 2011), Hidden Treasures (ekphrastic poems on the art of Peter Cserhati, Rufus Books, 2012) and Afloat (Brick Books, 2013). Recent poems are in Canadian Literature, The Malahat Review, and the Southwest Review.
Victoria University Teaching Award, 1990.
National Magazine Awards, finalist, 1995, 2009, 2010
Shortlist, ReLit Award in Poetry, for Mining for Sun, 2001.
Petra Kenney International Poetry Competition, First Prize, 2002.
The Lear World (criticism). (University of Toronto Press, 1977).
Ashbourn. (Véhicule Press, 1986).
Morning Watch. (Véhicule Press, 1995).
Midland Swimmer. (Brick Books, 1996).
Near Finisterre. (St.Thomas Poetry Series, 1996).
Mining for Sun (Brick Books, 2000).
Near Relations (McClelland and Stewart, 2005).
Transformations (Goose Lane Editions, 2006).
Hidden Treasures (ekphrastic poems on the art of Peter Cserhati, Rufus Books, 2012).
Afloat (Brick Books, 2013).
Vintage 94. (Quarry Press/The League of Canadian Poets, 1995).
Vintage 95. (Quarry Press/The League of Canadian Poets, 1996).
Ars Poetica. (ArtBar, 1996).
In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry (Polestar Press, 2005).
Poetry as Liturgy: An Anthology by Canadian Poets (St. Thomas Press, 2007).
Best Canadian Poetry 2009 (Tightrope Books, 2009).
Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems (Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2009).
Books in Print
Mining for Sun. Brick Books, 2000. $14.00 ISBN: 1-894078-07-1
Near Relations. McClelland and Stewart, 2005. $17.99. ISBN: 0-7710-7355-0
Transformations. Goose Lane Editions, 2006. $17.95. ISBN: 0-86492-458-5
Peter Cserhati: Hidden Treasures. Ekphrastic Poems by John Reibetanz. Rufus Books, 2012. $60.00. ISBN:978-0-9867097-0-8
Afloat. Brick Books, 2013. $20.00. ISBN: 978-1-926829-82-1
John Reibetanz Department of English, Victoria College, Toronto ON M5S 1K7, (416) 585-4445