Naomi Beth Wakan is the inaugural poet laureate of Nanaimo (2013). She has published more than 50 books. Her books of poetry include Sex after 70 and Other Poems (Bevalia, 2010) and And After 80… (Bevalia, 2013). She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, Haiku Canada and Tanka Canada. She lives on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, with her husband, sculptor Elias Wakan. More information is available at <http://www.naomiwakan.com>.