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. In the spring of 2017 Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur was released with Palimpsest Press.