Rosemary Clewes

Rosemary Clewes has published in journals and anthologies across Canada. In 2006, she was a finalist in the CBC Literary Awards for the suite entitled Where Lemon Trees Bloom in Winter: Sojourn in Sicily. In 2005, an earlier version of Thule Explorer: Kallaalit Nunaat was nominated by The Malahat Review for The National Magazine Awards.

She has published six books of poetry and prose, two dedicated to travel in the Arctic. They are: Rain on My Skin (Aeolus House, 2023), Islands North and South (Aeolus House, 2017), The Woman Who Went To The Moon (Inanna Publications, 2017), Paper Wings, (Guernica Editions, 2014), Once Houses Could Fly: Kayaking North of 79 Degrees (Signature Editions, 2012) and Thule Explorer: Kayaking North of 77 Degrees, (Hidden Brook Press, 2008).

After many rich years as a social worker, a horsewoman, pianist, painter and printmaker, Clewes embraced writing and poetry. She has rafted and kayaked some of the great rivers and fjords in western Canada and the East Arctic.

She lives in Toronto.