Yvonne Blomer is the Poet Laureate of Victoria, British Columbia. Born in Zimbabwe, she has lived in Japan and England and has cycled in Southeast Asia, Japan, Mexico, Canada, France and the UK. Her most recent poetry collection is As if a Raven (Palimpsest Press, 2014). Her first book of poems a broken mirror, fallen leaf was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Blomer is the past Artistic Director of Planet Earth Poetry and co-edited the anthology Poems from Planet Earth (Leaf Press, 2013). She is also the editor of the anthology The Pacific Ocean: Protecting our Endangered Coast (Caitlin Press, 2017). Yvonne resides in Victoria, BC.