Francine Conley is a poet, performer, and director. She has a chapbook of poems, How Dumb the Stars through Parallel Press, was a founding and active member of Franco-American touring theatre company, Le Theatre de la Chandelle Verte 2001-2014. Over the years she’s written, produced and performed 8 one-woman shows in English. Her current one-woman multimedia show, The Narrow Road (2015-2016), is the fruit of a year she spent traveling and taking video footage throughout the UK in 2011-2012. The show was designed after Matsuo Basho’s 17th book, In Narrow Road to the Deep North, where as a poet he saw journey as a great metaphor: Travel is life. Life is travel. There’s no end to travel; you die on the road, you’re born on the road. Otherwise, her manuscript of poems, Stray, is in circulation.