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Naomi Beth Wakan

Naomi Beth Wakan is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Nanaimo (2013-2016). She has published over 50 books. Her essays are in Late Bloomer: on writing later in life; Composition: notes on the written word; Bookends: a year between the covers and A Roller-coaster ride: Thoughts on aging (all from Wolsak & Wynn). Her poetry books include Sex after 70 and other poems and And After 80… (both titles from Bevalia Press). Some Sort of Life (2014) is her recent book of memoirs, and Poetry That Heals (2014) is a record of her life as a poet. Naomi is a member of The League of Canadian Poets, Haiku Canada, and Tanka Canada. She has recently been installed as the Federation of BC Writers inaugural Honorary Ambassador. She lives on Gabriola Island with her husband, the sculptor, Elias Wakan. www.naomiwakan.com
Naomi Beth Wakan




Haiku from Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology 2011 Observer Observed

writer’s block
I tap the crumbs
from the keyboard

~Charles Trumbull~

After the downpour
a sparrow in the gutter
sipping at clouds

~Klaus Dieter Wirth~

distant thunder...
a flashlight
weaving down the path

~David Elliott~

oven warm bread
the long reach
of the baker

~Hans Jongman~


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