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 Bengali, Chinese and Bangla and shortlisted for several Canadian literary awards.
Ronna runs workshops, 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.
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.