YVONNE BLOMER lives in Victoria, where she is the city’s poet laureate. Her most recent books include Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur (Palimpsest, 2017) and As if a Raven (Palimpsest, 2014). In the fall of 2017 Refugium: Poems for the Pacific which Yvonne edited will be released with Caitlin Press. Yvonne holds an MA in Creative Writing with distinction from the University of East Anglia, UK.