Writer, critic, teacher and poet, Yvonne Blomer was born in Zimbabwe, and came to Canada when she was two years old. With her husband she has taught in Japan, cycled through Southeast Asia, and lived in the UK, where she completed a Masters in Creative Writing with Distinction at The University of East Anglia. Yvonne is the Artistic Director and Host of the Planet Earth Poetry reading series in Victoria BC.

Yvonne is proud to be serving as the Poet Laureate for the City of Victoria, BC.

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  • What Place, And Home – An Evening of Poetry

    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Apr 9th, 2015

    Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
    1040 Moss Street

    Celebrate Poetry Month with an evening of poetry readings at What Place, And Home, an ekphrastic (pronounced ek-fra-stic) collaboration developed and hosted by City of Victoria Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer. Ekphrastic is a Greek word and means a conversation between two pieces of art. At these events, poetry will respond to visual art through metaphor and imagery.

    Local poets will read original poems they have written in response to the current art exhibit In Another Place, And Here at the Art …

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As if a Raven

2014, Palimpsest Press

As if a raven- PROMO