Rosemary Clewes was born in Toronto and enjoyed several careers, as a script assistant for CBC television, a social worker, then printmaker and now writer/poet.
Over the last decade, her poems have been published in many literary journals. She was nominated by The Malahat Review for The National Magazine Awards in 2005, and a year later was a finalist for the CBC Literary Awards.
Her first book of prose and poetry, Thule Explorer: Kayaking North of 77 Degrees (Hidden Brook Press) was published in 2008 and remains a fine primer for Arctic adventurers.
Clewes has travelled many times to the Arctic by kayak, raft and icebreaker.