Author Archives: tanyapoet

About tanyapoet

A community-minded poet and workshop facilitator.

Thank you 2016/2017

Students, thanks for sharing your lives with me through poetry! I’ve been planning this year’s school poetry workshops. On a recent phone call with a teacher I’ve worked with for few years, she shared some positive feedback that I had … Continue reading

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Celebration of Diversity and Unity Against Bullying

Being in a school on ‪#‎DayofPink‬ is always stimulating. For me, it’s a year round conversation. We need to stay united against homophobic, transphobic and all kinds of bullying. I loved seeing the sea of pink clothes today at St. … Continue reading

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I come from the slam community, a community of people drawn to the performance phenomena called a poetry slam, where poets are scored from 0 to 10 by random audience members based on their writing and performance. Most of you … Continue reading

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Toronto Poetry Slam

I’m a regular at Toronto Poetry slam. You can catch me hosting, working as slam master, live tweeting, on merch table duty, timekeeping or scorekeeping. There’s lots to do to keep this bimonthly slam happening. It’s always great when we … Continue reading

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Summer Camp for Creative Types

Art making requires support, time and attention. It can be lonely work. Makers spend time solo, problem solving ways to keep their practice alive. This can be hard. The solution is in community and play – which are at the … Continue reading

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The Great Canadian YouTube Poetry Contest

My newest poetry video created by the talented Jessica, Charlie and Lucy at NTCI, late January. We submitted this video to the Great Canadian YouTube Poetry Contest, where voting by likes created a short-list. The videos were then judged by numbers … Continue reading

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A week at McMurrich

I recently taught a week of poetry workshops for Grade 5 and 6 students at McMurrich Jr PS. You can see into our workshop process through these pictures tweeted by the teachers. Thanks @zeliaMCT and @kamla_sharbear. It was a pleasure and an … Continue reading

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