Tawhida Tanya Evanson

AboutTawhida Tanya Evanson

Tawhida Tanya Evanson is a poet, author,multidisciplinary artist and producer. Her poetry collection include Bothism (Ekstasis 2017) and Nouveau Griot (Frontenac 2018), and her debut novel Book of Wings (Vehicule 2021) was on CBC Canada Reads 2022 Longlist. With 25 years of spoken word, she performs internationally; has released albums and videopoems; and was the 2013 Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She is the Program Director of Banff Centre Spoken Word and Vice-president of the Quebec Writers’ Federation. Evanson was born in Tiohtia:ke/ Montreal of Afro-Antguan and Quebecoise descent, she moonlights as a whirling dervish.