Tawhida Tanya Evanson
Tawhida Tanya Evanson is an Antiguan-Québecoise poet, author and artist from Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. She has published six artist books, two poetry collections, Bothism (Ekstasis 2017) and Nouveau Griot (Frontenac 2018), and her first novel Book of Wings is forthcoming from Véhicule Press in 2021. With a 20-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. 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 the program director for Banff Centre Spoken Word and sits on the Board of Directors for The Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF).