Tanya Evanson is an Antiguan-Québecoise poet, author and artist
from Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. She has
published six artist books and her two poetry collections are Bothism
(Ekstasis 2017) and Nouveau
Griot (Frontenac 2018). Her first
novel Book of Wings is
forthcoming from Véhicule Press in 2021, and she has recent work
in The Fiddlehead, UPPERCASE
and Changing the Face of
Canadian Literature (Guernica).
With a 20-year practice in spoken word, she has performed at
literary and arts festivals in over a dozen countries, released
four studio albums and six videopoems including the
award-winning Almost Forgot
my Bones. In 2013, she was Poet of
Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and received the
Golden Beret Award for her contribution to the genre. She
program director for Banff Centre Spoken Word, sits on
the Board of Directors for The Quebec Writers'
Federation (QWF) and produces local interarts events. She moonlights
as a whirling dervish.