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Island authors read poetry on campus

Vancouver Island University’s Poets on Campus series continues Monday (Nov. 26) with readings by authors John Barton and Yvonne Blomer.

Barton has published nine collections of poetry and six chapbooks including West of the Darkness: Emily Carr and a self-portrait. The poet has won three Archibald Lampman Awards and a CBC Literary Award.  He has lived in Victoria since 2004, where he edits the Malahat Review.

Blomer has a masters in creative writing and works as a poet, writing teacher and event organizer. She lives in Victoria and was born in Zimbabwe.

Her first book, a broken mirror, fallen leaf, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award in 2007. Her work was also shortlisted for a CBC Literary Award and has appeared in literary journals across Canada.

The campus reading is in Bldg. 356, 5 p.m.

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