Reibetanz, John H.
Professor of English; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor
Victoria College, Room 321Faculty Bookshelf
Office hours and/or Leave Status: Tuesdays 11-11:30 and Wednesdays 8:30-9 a.m
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Teaching and Research Interests
Modern American and British poetry; 16th and 17th century poetry and drama; Shakespeare. Currently exploring the role and redefinition of narrative in British and American poetry since 1940.
has published elevencollections, and his poems have appeared in such magazines as Poetry
(Chicago), The Paris Review
, The Walrus
,and Canadian Literature
. In addition to poetry, he has written essayson Elizabethan drama and on modern and contemporary poetry, as well as a book on KingLear
and translations of modern German and French poetry. A finalist for the National Magazine Awards,the National Poetry Competition, and the ReLit Award, John has given readingsof his poetry in major cities all across Canada. He has won prizes in the annual nationalcompetitions sponsored by Vallum
andby The Fiddlehead,
and has won firstprize in the international Petra Kenney Competition. He was elected a Senior Fellow of Massey Collegein 2010. Rosemary Sullivan describes hisbook Afloat
(Brick Books, 2013) as “wondrous,” and hismost recent collection, Where We Live
(McGill-Queen’s Press, 2016), contains the poem that won The Malahat Review
’s P.K. Page Founders’ Award in 2015. Other recent poems are in The Fiddlehead
and The Antigonish Review
and further work is forthcoming in The Malahat Review.
A twelfthcollection, By Hand
, is currentlybeing edited for publication, and TheEssential John Reibetanz
, edited by Jeffery Donaldson, is forthcoming fromThe Porcupine’s Quill in 2017.Publications
.McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016.TheEssential John Reibetanz
,ed. Jeffery Donaldson. The Porcupine’s Quill, 2017.The Lear World
(criticism). University of Toronto Press, 1977. Ashbourn.
Véhicule Press, 1986. Morning Watch.
Véhicule Press, 1995.
Brick Books, 1996. Near Finisterre.
St. Thomas Poetry Series, 1996. Mining for Sun.
Brick Books, 2000. Near Relations.
McClelland and Stewart, 2005.
Goose Lane Editions, 2006. Laments of the Gorges.
Alfred Gustav Press, 2011.
Rufus Books, 2012 Floaters.
Brick Books, 2013A Book of Riddlu.
Rufus Books imprint of Quattro Books, 2015 Anthologies
Aurora: New Canadian Writing.
Doubleday, 1978, 1979, 1980. Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry.
Monitor Book Co., 1980.
A Discord of Flags: Canadian Poets Write About The Persian Gulf War.
Privately published, 1992.
The Signal Anthology: Contemporary Canadian Poetry.
Véhicule Press, 1993. Vintage 94.
Quarry Press, 1995. Vintage 95.
Quarry Press, 1996.
In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry
, ed. K. Braid and S. Shreve. Polestar Press, 2005.
Poetry as Liturgy: An Anthology by Canadian Poets
, ed. Margo Swiss. St. Thomas Poetry Series, 2007.Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Vietnam War Era
. Seraphim Editions, 2008. The Best Canadian Poetry 2009
, Tightrope Books, 2009. List of Articles
"House of Breath," University of Toronto Quarterly
81:1 (Winter 2012), 76-78.
"Bluegrass," The Walrus
, September 2011.
"The Angels of Winter," Literary Review of Canada
, March 2011.
8:1 (2010), 58-59.
"Another River," Canadian Literature
"At the Corner of Oil and Beef," The Southwest Review