poet author producer ashik

Tawhida Tanya Evanson is a poet, author, producer and Ashik. Her poetry collections include Bothism (2017) and Nouveau Griot (2018), and her debut novel Book of Wings (2021) won the 2022 CAM/Blue Metropolis New Contribution Literary Prize. With a twenty-five-year practice in spoken word, she performs internationally and has released several studio albums and videopoems. She is director of the Banff Centre Spoken Word program and president of the Quebec Writers' Federation. As MOTHER TONGUE MEDIA, Evanson produces interarts projects including the upcoming Afrofuturist concert film CYANO SUN SUITE premiering in 2023. She moonlights as a whirling dervish.


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