Yvonne Blomer was born in Bindura, Zimbabwe. Her poetry has won awards and been published internationally in such journals as Seam, The Rialto, Grain and The Malahat Review. She gained an MA in Poetry, Distinction from The University of East Anglia in 2006. Yvonne lives in Victoria, B.C. She teaches poetry and memoir, and writes poetry, memoir, reviews and essays on poetics.