Rosemary Clewes is a poet, nonfiction writer, photographer and artist. Her extensive northern travel, forming a body of work in both poetry and prose, includes Once Houses Could Fly: Kayaking North of 79 Degrees, (2012) and Thule Explorer: Kayaking North of 77 Degrees (2008). A crown of sonnets, also entitled Thule Explorer was nominated by The Malahat Review for the National Magazine Awards in 2006. She was a finalist in the 2006 CBC Literary Awards.

Rosemary Clewes

She has been published most recently in Arc Poetry Magazine, Descant Magazine, Queen’s Quarterly, The Dalhousie Review, Grain Magazine and The Fiddlehead.

Living on the cusp of her personal frontiers is a recurring theme, and in prose and poetry she conducts a conversation with the land, seeking to understand her place in the larger order, and in the power and fragility of nature.

"I consider myself an explorer, charting the serendipitous events where the physical and the miraculous meet. I am interested in the authentic moments, when we forget ourselves and find that we have come home".

Rosemary was interviewed on Open Book Toronto, as part of their Poets in Profile interviews.