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Selected Poetry of John Reibetanz (1944-)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2004, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. Ampersand
  2. A Chest of Angels
  3. The Contractor
  4. Cool Pastoral on Bloor Street
  5. Daily Bread
  6. Epitaph For M.
  7. Eyethurl
  8. The Finger Puppets in the Attic Dollhouse
  9. Iris Holden, District Nurse
  10. Midland Swimmer
  11. An Offering
  12. Parable
  13. Squirrel
  14. Stones from Ashbourn Churchyard
  15. The Tongue’s Allotment
  16. A World of Light

Notes on Life and Works

John Reibetanz has published five collections of poetry. The most recent, Mining for Sun, was shortlisted for the ReLit Poetry Award in 2001. He was awarded First Prize in the Petra Kenney Poetry Competition in 2003. In addition to poetry, his publications include essays on Elizabethan drama and on modern and contemporary poetry, along with a book on King Lear and translations of modern German poetry. He is a Professor of English at the University of Toronto whose teaching and research interests include modern American and British poetry, 16th- and 17th-century poetry and drama, and Shakespeare.


Biographical information

Given name: John
Family name: Reibetanz
Birth date: 1944
Family relations
          wife: Julie Reibetanz
          University of New York (B.A.)
          Princeton (M.A.)
          Princeton (Ph.D.)
          Affiliated with the League of Canadian Poets
          First Victoria University Teaching Award: 1989
          Finalist for National Magazine Awards: 1995
          First Prize, Petra Kenney Poetry Competition: 2003
Residence: Toronto
First RPO edition: 2004