"transcendent and inspiring"

"powerful voice and taut storytelling"
-Stuart Derdeyn THE PROVINCE

"Evanson’s subtle irony and figurative language is prolific and precise as she peels the dermis of her mind stripping each layer of thought from the trunk of her existence.  Her language is strong, rich, and vibrant and comes across with the authority of the new era in Black Canadian thought."
-Anthony Joyette CACIQUE

"Tanya Evanson's poetry is a voluptuous, rhythmic song. Her voice comes from deep in her belly and erupts across the page like a slow moving fire, leaving the trace of heartache..."
-Rocco de Giacomo LATCHKEY

"Tanya is [a] sound Fury who will go, not gently, into that good night."

"Tanya Evanson ended Arts Summit 2010 with a powerful and soul-moving performance of spoken word. For those who stayed until the end, I’m sure you will agree that she was truly inspirational."

"Shout outs to Tanya Evanson... for adding cosmiconscious seasoning into the mix. Her words moved through time and space and when she pointed at me it felt like magic."

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Ottawa International Writers' Festival Blog Angela Counter, Oct.28 2015 Ottawa ON Canada
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The Crag and Canyon Michelle Ferguson April 1, 2015 Banff AB Canada
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Canadian Review of Literature in Performance, Luna Allison, December 2014 Canada
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Banff Centre Blog Monique Walsh April 13 2013 Banff AB Canada
Jupiter 88 CA Conrad Online Video Journal of Contemporary Poetry April 10 2013 Banff AB Canada
Luciane's Blog Lucianne Cardassi, April 6 2013 Banff AB Canada
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The Province Stuart Derdeyn November 27, 2012 Vancouver BC (Canada)
Lapkat - Multilingual Spoken Word + Global Beats, November 25 2012 Florida (Australia)
The Province Stuart Derdeyn, October 28, 2012 Vancouver BC (Canada)
Vancouver Sun Kevin Griffin, April 30, 2012 Vancouver BC (Canada)
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Canadian Review of Literature in Performance, Vincent Tinguely, April 2 2012 (Canada)
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The Afro News, Ariadne Sawyer, January 17 2009 (Canada) 
The Province, Stuart Derdeyn, November 25 2008 (Canada) 
Zaman, Bejan Matur, August 11 2007 (Turkey) in Turkish
Le Cool Magazine Istanbul Selected 030, June 9 2007 (Turkey) in Turkish
Time Out Istanbul, Attila Pelit, April 2005 (Turkey)
Dedicate, Gorkem Unal No.5 Avril 2005 (France)
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The Province, Stuart Derdeyn, July 2004 (Canada)
The Muse’s Muse, James Linderman, 2003 (Canada)
Latchkey, Rocco de Giacomo, 2003 (Canada)
Vancouver Courier, Cheryl Rossi, January 2002 (Canada)
Westender, Mary Frances Hill, December 2001 (Canada)
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