Noel ReaNoel Rea was born and grew up in Belfast, N. Ireland. He practised law before coming to Canada in 1977 where he spent most of his working career with Imperial Oil, in Calgary, before joining the law Firm of Fraser Milner Casgrain, where he was the Alternative Disputer Resolution National Coordinator, a position from which he retired in July of this year.

Noel has been wring poetry for many years, has had various of his poems published, has made many poetry readings and has been member of the Irish Cultural Society, Celtic Folk, and the Alexander Writers’ Centre Society since the early 1990’s. He is currently working on a manuscript of those of his poems having an Irish theme, to be entitled “Elsewhere”.