Rhea Tregebov was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and raised in Winnipeg, where she received her undergraduate education. She did her graduate work in literature at Cornell and Boston Universities, receiving her M.A. from BU in 1978. Tregebov is the author of six critically acclaimed books of poetry, including (alive): New and Selected Poems. She has also published five popular children's picture books. In addition to Arguing with the Storm, she is the editor of a number of anthologies of essays, poetry and fiction, including Gifts: Poems for Parents. Her work has received a number of literary prizes, including the Pat Lowther Award, Prairie Schooner Readers' Choice Award, and the Malahat Review Long Poem Award for her poetry.