Friday, April 16, 2010
Ronna Bloom is a poet and a teacher. For many years she has written poetry, and taught, performed, published, shared it in festivals, libraries, living rooms and classrooms. Ronna Bloom is also a psychotherapist with a private practice. Recently Ronna began working as a poetry coach. She has an M.Ed in Counselling Psychology and was on staff at the University of Toronto Counselling and Learning Skills Services for twelve years. Ronna Bloom lives in Toronto and currently teaches at the University of Toronto. Her first three poetry books are: Fear of the Ride, published by Carleton University Press, 1996 and shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award; Personal Effects (2000) and Public Works (2004) both of which came out with Pedlar Press. Public Works was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. Her latest book, her fourth, is Permiso which came out in the spring of 2009.