Keith Garebian

Keith Garebian. Courtesy Open Book Ontario.

Keith Garebian (born 1943) is a Canadian poet, critic, and biographer.


Garebian was born in Bombay, India, to an Anglo-Indian mother and an Armenian father. He immigrated to Canada in 1961.[1]

He earned an M.A. from Sir George Williams University, Montreal in 1971, and a Ph.D. from Queen's University, Kingstonm in 1973.[1]

Garebian lives in Mississauga, Ontario.


  • Lakeshore Arts & Scarborough Arts Council Poetry Award, First Prize, 2003.
  • Scarborough Arts Council Runner-up, 2003.
  • Scarborough Arts Council Runner-up, 2002.
  • Scarborough Arts Council Poetry Runner-up, 2001.
  • Ontario Poetry Society Poetry Contest Top Prize (free verse), 2002.
  • Mississauga Arts Council Award (Writing), 2000.
  • Ontario Poetry Society, First Prize, Haiku, 2003.
  • Second Prize, Queen's University Alumni Poetry Contest, 2004.
  • Longlisted for Re-Lit Award (Frida: Paint Me As A Volcano), 2005
  • Third Prize Dan Sullivan Memorial Poetry Contest, 2006
  • Second Prize Queen's Alumni Poetry Contest, 2008
  • Mississauga Arts Award, 2008
  • First Prize, CAA (Niagara Branch)Poetry Contest, 2009
  • Naji Naaman Literary Honour Prize (Lebanon), 2009

Except where noted, award information courtesy the League of Canadian Poets.[2]



  • Reservoir of Ancestors. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 2003.
  • Samson's Hair (chapbook). Toronto: Micro Prose, 2004
  • Paint Me As A Volcano: The Frida Kahlo poems. Ottawa: Buschek Books, 2004
  • Blue: The Derek Jarman poems. Winnipeg: Signature Editions, 2008
  • Children of Ararat. Calgary: Frontenac House, 2010.


  • Hugh Hood. Boston: Twayne, 1983.
  • Hugh Hood and His Works. Toronto: ECW Press, 1985.
  • William Hutt: A Theatre Portrait. Oakville, ON: Mosaic Press, 1988

Leon Rooke and His Works. Toronto: ECW Press, 1989.

  • A Well-Bred Muse: Selected theatre writings, 1978-1988. Oakville, ON: Mosaic Press, 1991.
  • George Bernard Shaw and Christopher Newton: Explorations of Shavian theatre. Oakville, On: Mosaic Press, 1993.
  • The Making of ‘My Fair Lady.’ Toronto: ECW Press, 1993; Mosaic Press, 1998.
  • The Making of ‘Gypsy.’ Toronto: ECW Press, 1994; Mosaic Press, 1998.
  • The Making of ‘West Side Story.’ Toronto: ECW Press, 1995; Mosaic Press, 1998.
  • William Hutt: Masks and faces. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 1995.
  • The Making of ‘Cabaret.’ Oakville: Mosaic Press, 1999; New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Pain: Journeys around My parents. Oakville: Mosaic Press, 2000.
  • The Making of ‘Guys and Dolls.’ Oakville: Mosaic Press, 2002.

Keith Garebian recites his poem "Their Memories Burn"

Keith Garebian recites his poem "Their Memories Burn"

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy Keith Garebian.[3]

See alsoEdit



  1. 1.0 1.1 Keith Garebian, Asian Heritage in Canada, Ryerson University. Web, Apr. 8, 2017.
  2. Keith Garebian, Full Members, League of Canadian Poets,, Web, July 10, 2012.
  3. Bibliography, Stage and Page, Keith Garebian, Web, July 10, 2012.

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