Yvonne Blomer has published three collections of poetry and co-edited Poems from Planet Earth (Leaf Press) an anthology out of the Planet Earth Poetry reading series. Her poems have appeared in Forcefield: 77 BC Women Poets (Mother Tongue Press) as well as in The Best Canadian Poetry in English (Tightrope Books) and A Crystal Though Which Love Passes: Glosas for P.K. Page (Buschek Books). In addition, her work has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies in Canada as well as in the UK and Japan. Her first book, a broken mirror, fallen leaf was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. As if a Raven was published in 2014 with Palimpsest Press.
Yvonne lives in Victoria, BC with her husband and young son. In addition to poetry she also writes creative nonfiction and is currently working on a travel memoir titled Sugar Ride as well as new poems. Yvonne teaches poetry and memoir courses through Camosun College and privately. She has appeared on CFUV, The University of Victoria’s radio station, to interview poets and writers about their work.
Yvonne is proud to be serving as Poet Laureate for the City of Victoria from Jan. 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018. For more information about this position, visit the City of Victoria’s website. Yvonne is also the Artistic Director emeritus of Planet Earth Poetry in Victoria, BC.