A line from my poem “Kensington Market” accompanied the recent exhibition at the Toronto Reference Library, “Toronto Revealed,” paintings, drawings and linocuts from the 30’s to now. The poem is from my book Personal Effects (Pedlar Press, 2000.) It is one of the poems featured on the Toronto Poetry Map.Read More
The brilliant folks at CBC radio q created this short audio documentary as I prescribed poems in the cafeteria of Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.Read More
I had a dream I went to Beijing for five days. On the runway, the captain said "the computers have figured out how to get to China, but we need 10,000 more tons of gas. The gas truck is just pulling up." We landed 15 hours later. The next day. It was night.Read More
I am thrilled to be part of the International Festival of Authors participation in The Bookworm Literary Festival in Beijing, with fellow Canadian authors Shari Lapena and Sylvain Nouvel. See more about the events I'm in and and have a look at the whole program to get a feel for the breadth of the festival itself.Read More
“The trouble I’m in, we’re all in,” Ronna Bloom writes in The More, her sixth collection. The Toronto poet and psychotherapist is referring to the human condition — the hunger for connection and the angst of mortality — but she also shows an appetite for life, as the book’s title implies.
Barb Carey, The Toronto StarRead More