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Award-winning writer Yvonne Blomer served as the city of Victoria poet laureate from 2015–2018. In 2017 Yvonne edited the anthologies Refugium: Poems for the Pacific and in 2020, Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds, both with Caitlin Press. The Last Show on Earth is her latest collection.
In The Last Show on Earth, Victoria’s former poet laureate explores death, disability and the fate of our imperilled world. Through poems that are at times unflinchingly dark yet playful, Blomer balances on a tightrope of grief and hope, tracing the lines from motherhood to caring for our planet and its endangered creatures.
Facilitated by Julie Paul