Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds

"Buoyed By Poetry - Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds at #ALECC2020" is a 20 minute video with an introduction by editor Yvonne Blomer and readings by poets David Uerex Williamson, Gillian Harding-Russell, Ariel Gordon, Kelly Shepherd, Joanna Lilley and Laurie D. Graham. These poets come to you from the West Coast, the Yukon, Prairies and the Canadian Shield to read about water and watersheds; movement and grief.


Yvonne Blomer is the author of a travel memoir Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur, and three books of poetry, most recently As if a Raven. She works as an editor, teacher and mentor in poetry and memoir. Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds is the second in a trilogy of water-based poetry anthologies she is editing. She served as the city of Victoria poet laureate from 2015-2018. Yvonne lives, works and raises her family on the traditional territories of the WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.