Meet Ronna

 

Ronna Bloom is a poet, registered psychotherapist, and author of six books of poetry. Her work has been broadcast on the CBC, recorded by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, translated into Spanish and Bengali, and shortlisted for several Canadian literary awards. 

Ronna runs workshops, leads retreats, coaches writers, and gives talks on poetry, spontaneity, presence and health care. She writes and prescribes poems on the spot in her Rx for Poetry booths. She brings twenty years of psychotherapy practice to her work as a poet and facilitator.

She is currently Poet in Community at the University of Toronto and Poet in Residence at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Ronna has performed with Juno award-winning musician Jayme Stone. A one minute film based on the poem “Grief Without Fantasy” was made by filmmaker Midi Onodera and screened in the Official Selection at the Toronto Urban Film Festival. And in a collaboration with PLANT Architects, the poem "The City" has been installed on King Street in Toronto for the summer of 2018.

Her most recent book, The More, (Pedlar Press 2017) was long-listed for The 2018 City of Toronto Book Awards.

 

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I’m not the sort of person who gets people in trouble.
But the trouble I’m in, we’re all in.
— Excerpt from 'The More'