BLOMER, YVONNE is an award winning writer and the Poet Laureate of Victoria, British Columbia. Born in Zimbabwe, she has lived in Japan and England and has cycled in South east Asia, Japan, Mexico, Canada, France and the UK. Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur (Palimpsest Press, 2017) is her most recent book about her three month journey by bicycle. She has also published three poetry collections, most recently As if a Raven (Palimpsest Press, 2014). In the fall of 2017 Refugium: Poems for the Pacific, edited by Yvonne will be released with Caitlin Press. Deeply concerned for the environment, Yvonne tries to consider her impact on the planet in every action and decision.