Returns: Author Spotlight – John Reibetanz

John Reibetanz lives in Toronto.  His twelfth collection, By Hand, was published by Brick Books in 2019, and his latest collection, Earth Words: Conversing with Three Sages, is forthcoming from McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2021.  Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming from GrainThe Windsor Review, and The Antigonish Review.  

His Poem “Song and Dance” can be read on our website at


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