Tawhida Tanya Evanson is an Antiguan-Québecoise poet, author and artist from Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. She has published six artist books and her two poetry collections are Bothism (Ekstasis Editions 2017) and Nouveau Griot (Frontenac House 2018). Her first novel Book of Wings is forthcoming from Véhicule Press in February 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 poetry, 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 is program director for Banff Centre Spoken Word and sits on the Board of Directors for The Quebec Writers Federation (QWF). She moonlights as a whirling dervish.



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