The League of Canadian Poets and The American Academy of Poets have created a beautiful booklet of poems. I’m thrilled to have a poem of mine among the work of 15 Canadian and 15. American poets. George Elliott Clarke, Lousie Gluck, Catherine Graham, Joy Harjo, Jane Hirshield,Naomi Shihab Nye, Alicia Ostriker, Souvankham Thammavonga, C.D. Wright and more. Grateful for such company. Poem in Your Pocket Day booklet .
My new poetry collection will be published by Pedlar Press and launched in Toronto on October 12, 2017. Details to come.
It was a full house at Harbourfront in Poetry NOW’s Battle of Bards last week. Nerve racking as it was, there was such a welcome warmth, I felt like I was reading to friends. To my delight, I’ve been invited to read at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto in the fall. I’ll be there with a new collection *The More*.
“For several years now the poet Ronna Bloom has worked as Poet in Residence at Mount Sinai Hospital, dispensing poetry to patients and staff in need of what poems offer. I chatted with Ronna about her work in this program: how it came to be and how it unfolds in her own and others’ lives.” Read more —>>
In her blog, Transactions with Beauty, poet and novelist, Shawna Lemay offers 5 Canadian Books That Will Make You Fall in Love with Poetry. My book, Cloudy with a Fire in the Basement is one of 5 books that in this short but generous posting. I’m in glorious company. Have a look.