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Livre des ailes suit une femme dans un voyage, du Canada aux Caraïbes, puis à France et au Maroc. À travers un récit captivant de transformation, profondément enraciné dans l’expérience sensorielle, Livre des ailes propose la liberté alors qu’une relation avec un amant et partenaire de voyage s’étiole et que la seule voie possible devient celle du renouveau.
Livre des ailes follows a woman on a journey from Canada to the Caribbean, then on to France and Morocco. Through a captivating tale of transformation, deeply rooted in sensory experience, Livre des ailes proposes freedom as a relationship with a lover and traveling partner withers and the only possible path becomes one of renewal.
Not only is Book of Wings a stunning example of what is possible when a poet writes a novel, it is a testament to what is possible when we move through the world with an open, broken heart. Maya, the protagonist of this tale, learns to love at a distance and learns how to love who she becomes in the process. On her journey, strangers become guides, memories become markers, and every step she takes inevitably leads her to the doorstep of dervishhood.
–Sheniz Janmohamed, Quill & Quire
- 2022 New Contribution Literary Prize
- 2022 CBC Canada Reads Longlist
- 2021 Books of the Year, Quill & Quire
Also available as an AUDIOBOOK
Nouveau Griot is the result of 20 years on stage and in studio. It is the text from four spoken word audio recordings made between 2004-2016: Invisible World, The Memorists, Language for Gods and ZENSHIP. This work is in the continuum of the griot, which is a french African word meaning “poet, singer and traveling musician to whom supernatural powers are often attributed.”
Bothism is an experimental Sufi text. It is both sorrow and joy, day and night, content and form, dot and circle, the threshold between worlds. It moves from unity to multiplicity and back again exploring that which can be split and reunited: a cell, a relationship, society, faith, time, words on the page. It posits that if one thing is true, then the opposite must also true, and when asked to choose, the poet's answer is always both.
LOVE LETTER TO ANATOLIA
Tanya Evanson (Mother Tongue Media 2012)
6-pages ISBN: 0968814130
THE GOLDEN SECTION
Tanya Evanson (Mother Tongue Media 2001)
26-pages ISBN: 0968814123
CUT OF BUDDHA / THE VANCOUVER ELOQUENCE
Tanya Evanson (Mother Tongue Media 2000)
12-pages ISBN: 0968814115
THROWING SKIN - SOUTH AMERICA POEMS 1997-98
Tanya Evanson (Mother Tongue Media 1999)
66-pages ISBN: 0968814107
WORD CLASS ANIMAL
Tanya Evanson (Mother Tongue Media 1997)
BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT - A UNIVERSAL PREPARATION
Tanya Evanson (Mother Tongue Media 1996)