Naomi Beth Wakan

Naomi Beth Wakan is the inaugural poet laureate of Nanaimo and the inaugural Honorary Ambassador for the BC Writers' Federation. She is a poet and personal essayist and has written over 50 books, her latest being "The Way of Tanka " and "Back and Forth: jottings between two writers"; 34 of which are in the Vancouver island Regional Library. Her books can be purchased on Gabriola at Page's Marina ( She can be contacted through her website -

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