|a broken mirror, fallen leaf|
In this first poetry collection by a talented young writer, Yvonne Blomer explores the experience of being a foreigner in Japan. In lyrical, imagist poems Blomer vividly recreates moments in time and place, while reflecting on the nature of strangeness and familiarity — how that strangeness can itself be familiar, and the way we carry the places we love with us wherever we go.
Yvonne Blomer’s poetry has been published internationally and is included in the anthologies In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry (Polestar), The Fed Anthology (Anvil Press) and Mocambo Nights (Ekstasis). She has won literary awards and has been heard on BBC Radio. Blomer recently completed a Master's degree in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. The poems in a broken mirror, fallen leaf spring from her imagination and from her experiences when living for two years on the Japanese island of Kyushu. She currently resides in Victoria, BC.
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