Born as Frances Louann Workman in Stratford, Ontario, Franci Louann moved to the West Coast in the late 1960s where her poetry appeared in Woman's Eye: 12 BC Poets (Air Press, 1974), edited by Dorothy Livesay. She has since received numerous prizes for poetry and storytelling; served as poetry editor for The Canadian Unitarian for five years; and co-founded New Westminster's Poetic Justice. Her first chapbook of short poems is Beach Cardiology (Gabriola: Lipstick Press, 2010). 978-0-9781204-8-1