Heart Blooms from the Gardener Poet: Ron Romanowski

Posted February 23rd, 2023

The 2023 MayWorks Festival of Labour and the Arts presents the launch of Ron Romanowski’s new book:

This is avant-garde writer Ron Romanowski’s 9th poetry collection. His first, Sweet Talking, was published in 2004. His 8th book was If 30,000 Strikers Marched Today in commemoration of the centennial of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and has been read on national CBC Radio. Recently he won the Gimli Icelandic Festival and the Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group poetry contests. His work continues to find beauty of vulnerability in the natural world and hope in alternative politics for our planet in a challenging, entertaining, and often humorous manner. Ron tends gardens in both Winnipeg and Grand Marais, Manitoba.

Book launch:

McNally Robinson Book Sellers

1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg

Wednesday May 17, 7:00 PM


Ron’s poem “Zen Honeybee Lament” filmed by Winnipeg filmmaker Dylan Billie.

Dylan Ballie is a prolific Winnipeg filmmaker who has produced hundreds of music videos. He is often the preferred filmmaker for Winnipeg and visiting Metal music bands. But his work ranges all the way from poetry videos to Spanish dance. Recently his videos have appeared in local film festivals.