My new poetry collection will be published by Pedlar Press and launched in Toronto on October 12, 2017. Details to come.
I had the wild delight of performing to a full house at Harbourfront in Poetry NOW’s Battle of Bards. Nerve racking as it was, there was such a welcome warmth, I actually felt like I was reading to friends. Stuart Ross won the night. But bonus: I was invited to read at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto in the fall. A win in my books. Read what Susan G. Cole wrote about us in NOW magazine.
“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.
S.O.S Paysages Autoroutiers
I had the enormous pleasure of of collaborating with PLANT Architects on an exhibition for Maison De L’Architecture du Quebec. In conversation with partner Lisa Rapoport, we riffed on the experiences driving the Highway 10 focusing on the Montregie mountain range that most of us rarely notice as we pass. The piece to which I was a happy accomplice is called “Blink and You Miss It!” I wrote a poem in response to our conversations, phrases of which are used their imaginings.
From November 4, 2016 to February 26, 2017