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