Yvonne Blomer is Victoria’s past Poet Laureate having served from 2014-2018. Her most recent books are the travel memoir Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur (Palimpsest Press, 2017) and As if a Raven (Palimpsest, 2014). Refugium: Poems for the Pacific (editor, Caitlin Press, 2017) is the first in a trilogy of water-focused environmental poetry anthologies Yvonne is editing. The second will be on watersheds, expected publication is Spring, 2020. Yvonne is the winner of the Overleaf Chapbook Contest 2017 for her collection Elegies for Earth.