Rosemary Griebel

Rosemary Griebel

Rosemary Griebel’s collection of poetry, Yes, was short-listed for The Gerald Lampert Prize for Poetry, the Stephan G. Stephansson Award, and the Pat Lowther Prize. It includes the poem “Walking with Walt Whitman Through Calgary’s Eastside on a Winter Day” which was chosen to be Alberta’s first Bookmark on the CanLit Trail by Project Bookmark Canada. Griebel lives in Calgary, where she is the Design Lead for Readers’ Services at the Calgary Public Library.

The poems here are marvelous, they are prayers we speak to our ‘crouched hearts.’ They ask us to ‘get into sorrow’s truck and ride.’ A delight to read, this book is the work of a truly gifted poet to be grateful for. — Patrick Lane



<p class="Body75105BooksBios"><span lang="EN-US">Witness is a fine word to describe Rosemary Griebel’s attitude to life, to writing. Not just witness in the sense of one who sees what anyone in the same place would see, but witness in the religious sense as well – one who understands and speaks of the miracles that linger in the day-to-day. An intensely reflective poet, Griebel’s work calls on the stink of the pig sty, the luminous words of Basho, the hoarse prayers of Walt Whitman. <i>Yes</i> is an intimate journey through love and loss, an affirmation of the importance of curiosity, passion, and vision.</span></p>

ALL EVENTS WITH Rosemary Griebel

8:30 PM
A Tribute to Patrick Lane
Oct 17 @ 8:30 PM MT - 9:45 PM MT

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library

800 3 Street SE