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Permiso [Paperback]

Ronna Bloom
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April 27 2009
What happens when, in mid-life, a marriage breaks apart and a woman’s home empties of its familiar rituals, and energy patterns, and grids of faith and promise? The poems in Ronna Bloom’s fourth collection, Permiso, follow an ancient trajectory, of psychic displacement, of questions having to do with personal failure, of responsibility, yes, and of an emerging, craning desire, of a search, begun anew, for an Other who just might be Self. Previous books, with dates and publishers: • Public Works – Pedlar 2004, shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award• Personal Effects – Pedlar 2000• Fear of the Ride – Carleton University Press, 1996, shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award

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RONNA BLOOM is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, Permiso (Pedlar Press, 2009), shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. Her poems have been translated into Spanish and Bengali and broadcast on CBC Radio. Her work appeared in "Poetry is Public is Poetry," an initiative of Toronto Poet Laureate Dionne Brand, which showcases and celebrates the work of Canadian poets to help transform Toronto’s public realm into a forum for the written word. Bloom works as a writing teacher and psychotherapist. She has led workshops across Canada and abroad, and currently is Poet in Community at the University of Toronto. www.ronnabloom.com

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5.0 out of 5 stars Takes Your Breath Away... May 4 2009
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Ronna Bloom's poetry astounds me. So deeply personal, yet so broadly universal. Each time I revisit a book or poem of hers, the experience is new. There's that old saying, "You can't step into the same river twice", because the river is constantly flowing, so it is never the same water. In reading Ms. Bloom's poetry, the reader becomes the river. You are never in exactly the same place at any two moments in your life, and so you can never step into one of her poems the same way twice. You will reflect the poems off of your ever-flowing self, and the experience will always be new. Like short-wave radio, these poems broadcast on many frequencies, and you will pick up richly different signals depending on where the dial is set on your soul at any given moment. In short, her work has no 'shelf life'. It is eternal, and perpetually rewarding. As for what she sees around and within her in this life, on this planet, to quote The Beatles, "she's not a girl who misses much". Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keep it in your pocket Aug. 4 2009
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This may seem like a small book of small, quiet poems. But the poems are deeply resonant. Keep this book in your pocket so you can dip into it frequently. You'll find the poems growing in your heart and mind the way little paper flowers expand in water. Brava Ronna Bloom.
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5.0 out of 5 stars thrilled and delighted May 5 2009
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she captures the quiet and releases it
with such a delicate touch
nothing is disturbed yet everything
is heard.

masterful

by rox.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Takes your breath away... July 3 2009
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Format:Paperback
Ronna Bloom's poetry astounds me. So deeply personal, yet so broadly universal. Each time I revisit a book or poem of hers, the experience is new. There's that old saying, "You can't step into the same river twice", because the river is constantly flowing, so it is never the same water. In reading Ms. Bloom's poetry, the reader becomes the river. You are never in exactly the same place at any two moments in your life, and so you can never step into one of her poems the same way twice. You will reflect the poems off of your ever-flowing self, and the experience will always be new. Like short-wave radio, these poems broadcast on many frequencies, and you will pick up richly different signals depending on where the dial is set on your soul at any given moment. In short, her work has no 'shelf life'. It is eternal, and perpetually rewarding. As for what she sees around and within her in this life, on this planet, to quote The Beatles, "she's not a girl who misses much". Highly recommended! Here is a sample:

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My old love comes to my door
and my heart doesn't pound.
Though I am happy.

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Like the Mona Lisa.
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