Cozy Fest: Yvonne Blomer

Today for All Lit Up’s Cozy Fest, Yvonne Blomer reads in front of her fireplace from her latest collection of poems, The Last Show on Earth (Caitlin Press). This collection touches on climate change but is also about parenting and celebrates animals in the natural world. 


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Award-winning poet and memoirist Yvonne Blomer is the author of the travel memoir Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur, and three books of poetry, most recently As if a Raven. She works as an editor, teacher and mentor in poetry and memoir. Yvonne served as the city of Victoria poet laureate from 2015–2018. In 2017 Yvonne edited the anthology Refugium: Poems for the Pacific and in 2020, Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds, both with Caitlin Press. The anthology Hologram for PK Page, which Yvonne co-edited, is forthcoming and The Last Show on Earth was published by Caitlin Press in 2022. Yvonne lives, works and raises her family on the traditional territories of the WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.

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Keep up with #ALUcozyfest and our next presenter; Jeremy John reading from Robert’s Hill (or The Time I Pooped My Snowsuit) and Other Christmas Stories. Catch up on the festival here, or visit the festival shop.