Valerie Bloom

writer and performance poet


With the winter getting into full swing, I’m looking forward with a degree of eagerness to my trips abroad this year; first to Israel and then to China.  This will be the second trip to China but to a new area.  I was in Beijing last time and was completely bowled over by the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, among other things. This time I’ll be further south and can’t wait to see what cultural treasures this area has to offer.

It will be the first time I visit Israel, and this will be more of a spiritual journey. In both places I hope the creative juices will be flowing in torrents.  I love coming back to an empty hotel room, Knowing the phone won’t ring, the washing machine and dishwasher won’t be yelling for attention, and no delivery persons will be knocking on the door interrupting just as I’m in the middle of a perfect thought. A few my  fellow writers bemoan the loneliness of those empty hotel rooms.  Me?  I adore them.

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A quick reflection

Can’t believe 2012 is finished already – I haven’t even started all the plans I made in January! That blockbuster novel, that mega-collection of poetry, that book of short stories…not yet done. Did manage a collection of animal poems for children, though; and did some travelling. Or was that 2011? Time’s going so fast, I don’t know where I am any more!

If I don’t want a repeat, I’d better get cracking on this book I’m writing.  So, talk to you all soon!

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A new start for the new year

So my revamped site is now live, complete with an updated gallery, links to some well-respected fellow authors and friends, and (coming soon) a page to buy books, audio and collections. The previous site just sat, but I’ll be posting updates on what I’m up to (and other things of interest) from time to time here. There’ll also be information on upcoming events and performances. Enjoy the new pages, and keep in touch!


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