Tawhida Tanya Evanson is an Antiguan-Québécoise poet, author, artist and arts educator. Her two poetry collections are Bothism (Ekstasis 2017) and Nouveau Griot (Frontenac 2018), and her first novel Book of Wings (2021) is fresh from Véhicule Press. She also has recent work in The Fiddlehead, UPPERCASE and Changing the Face of Canadian Literature (Guernica).

With a 25-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 is program director of The Banff Centre Spoken Word Residency and vice president of The Quebec Writers' Federation. Born and based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, she is at work on an afrofuturist live concert documentary set for 2022 and moonlights as a whirling dervish.



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