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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  • Poets Converse With Street Art – A Walking Tour (Morning Tour)

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Apr 25th, 2015

    Victoria Central Library
    735 Broughton Street

    This event requires registration. For more information, please visit here.

    Celebrate Poetry Month with Poets Converse With Street Art – A Walking Tour, hosted by Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer and Youth Poet Laureate Zoé Duhaime, with guest poets Wendy Morton, Garth Martens, Rhona McAdam and Daniel G. Scott.

    Starting and ending at the Central Library, poets will lead participants on a walking tour of downtown Victoria, providing ekphrastic (pronounced ek-fra-stic) poetry readings about art on the street. Ekphrastic is a Greek word and means a …

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As if a Raven

2014, Palimpsest Press

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