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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Travel Writing. Blomer takes you into Southeast Asia by bicycle with her husband Rupert, their two companion-like bikes and her experiences cycling over 4000km through 4 countries over three months with the little devil she takes everywhere, her type 1 diabetes. A travel memoir, SUGAR RIDE explores the love of cycling and the roads it can pull you up, down and along while detailing the experience of having type 1 diabetes and the literal ride of sugar that daily injections of insulin, food and exercise create. Part love story, part true cycling adventure and part dance with the body's strengths and weaknesses, SUGAR RIDE is an exploration of past adventures and how to feel about those experiences in the present.
About the Author
Yvonne Blomer is the current Poet Laureate of Victoria, British Columbia. Born in Zimbabwe, Blomer has lived in Japan and travelled extensively, cycling in Southeast Asia, Japan, Mexico, France and England. Her most recent collection of poems, As if a Raven, was published by Palimpsest Press in 2014. Her first collection, a broken mirror, fallen leaf was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book by a Canadian writer. A past coordinator of Planet Earth Poetry, she is currently editing the anthologies Poems from Planet Earth (Leaf Press) and Poems for the Pacific Ocean, (forthcoming Caitlin Press,2017). She resides in Victoria, BC.