Yvonne Blomer lives in Victoria, BC where she works as a poet, memoirist, writing teacher, event organizer and mom. She was born in Zimbabwe and came to Canada when she was two years old. With her husband she has taught in Japan, cycled in Southeast Asia and lived in the UK where she completed an MA in Creative Writing: Poetry. Her poems have twice been shortlisted for the CBC Literary awards and have appeared in literary journals in Canada and abroad. Her first collection of poetry, a broken mirror, fallen leaf (Ekstasis Editions), was shortlisted for The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award in 2007. She is the Artistic Director of the Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series in Victoria, B.C. In 2012 Yvonne?s illustrated series of poems Bicycle Brand Journey as well as her second full collection The Book of Places were released.
For Mother's Day this year we've rounded up three books that appreciate moms of all kinds—read on for excerpts from an uproariously funny novel, a moving memoir, and a powerful poetry collection.
Whether we're heading to the cottage or a desert in Morocco, ALU staffers all have one thing in common this summer: we've all got a long list of books that we'll be taking along with us on our summer vacations. Read on to find out our top picks (we all had a hard time narrowing ... Read more
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