Born in Zimbabwe, Yvonne Blomer came to Canada at age two. She completed a Master's degree at the University of East Anglia. She organizes the Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series in Victoria. This led her to co-edit Poems from Planet Earth (Leaf Press 2013 $20), edited by Yvonne Blomer and Cynthia Woodman Kerkham, featuring 117 poems from the Planet Earth Poetry platform in Victoria that is named after the late P.K. Page's poem 'Planet Earth.' 978-1-926655-58-1

Her first book of poems, "a broken mirror, fallen leaf" (Ekstasis 2006) was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial award.

As If a Raven (Palimpsest Press 2014), offers the reader a fresh way to see the natural world through a series of complex portraits drawing on myth, history and ornithological lore.

She published a memoir, Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur (Palimpsest Press 2017) about her three months cycling with her husband through Southeast Asia. A type one diabetic, Blomer chronicles her daily travails as well as her passion for cycling as she explores Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos and Thailand.


a broken mirror (fallen leaf, Ekstasis, 2006)

Landscapes and Home (Leaf Press, 2011)

The Book of Places (Black Moss 2012)

Bicycle Brand Jury (JackPine Press 2012)

Caged (Palimpsest Press 2014)

As If a Raven (Palimpsest Press 2014) 978-1-926794-19-8

Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur (Palimpsest Press 2017) $19.95 978-1-92679439-6

Editor. Refugium: Poems for the Pacific (Caitlin 2017) $22.95 978-1-987915-53-2

[BCBW 2017] "Poetry"