TOFINO POET LAUREATE
CURRENT TOFINO POET LAUREATE
Joanna Streetly is the inaugural Tofino Poet Laureate. She grew up in Trinidad and moved to Vancouver to study Outdoor Recreation and Wilderness Leadership. A deep love of sea kayaking and the ocean brought her to the coast and she has lived here since 1990.
Joanna’s most recent book, Wild Fierce Life: Dangerous Moments on the Outer Coast, is a BC Bestseller published by Caitlin Press. Other titles include Paddling Through Time (Raincoast Books) and Silent Inlet (Oolichan) as well as This Dark (poetry, Postelsia). She has worked as a sea kayak and whale watch guide and in the nineties she co-edited The Sound Magazine. You may also find her working weekends at the Tofino General Hospital.
Some of the Current Works by Tofino Poet Laureate Joanna Streetly:
For more information on the Tofino Poet Laureate Program visit the Tofino Poet Laureate website.