Bio

tanya-profile-picTanya is a Toronto-based poet who facilitates spoken word workshops for youth and adults.

Motivated by community building, reflection and dialogue for positive social change, Tanya celebrates 10 years in poetry this year.

Tanya was a member of the 2012 Toronto Poetry Slam team that represented Toronto at the US National Poetry Slam in Charlotte, NC and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Saskatoon, bringing home the bronze.

From poetry slams to festivals to schools and conferences in Vancouver, Victoria, Regina, Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal, Detroit, Madison, Columbus, & Boston, Tanya is keen to bring poetry to a venue near you.

Tanya’s first book, Piecing It Together, was published in 2009 by Thee Hellbox Press, a printing press making innovative, hand-made books.The chapbook version of this work sold-out. Thee Hellbox and Tanya created a second chapbook titled, what breaks me open, in 2015.

Tanya is a Toronto Poetry Project collective member, a member of the League of Canadian Poets, poets.ca and has worked with TDSB Creates and the Ontario Arts Council’s Artist in Education programs.

 

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