TAWHIDA TANYA EVANSON

poet author performer producer

Tawhida Tanya Evanson is a poet, author, performer, producer and Ashiq. 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 Prize. Her French autotranslation Livre des ailes (2023) is fresh from Marchand de feuilles. With a twenty-five-year practice in oral poetry and music, she performs internationally and has released several studio albums and videopoems including the upcoming 2024 Afrofuturist concert film CYANO SUN SUITE. She is president of the Quebec Writers' Federation and produces interarts events as Mother Tongue Media. Born and based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal of afro-Antiguan and Québécoise origin, she moonlights as a whirling dervish.

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