Author Archives: tanyapoet

About tanyapoet

Queer poet and educator committed to access and equity

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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A Week at BDHS

Last week I taught at Bradford District High School, the same high school I went to as a teenager. Family, teachers and perfect strangers were quite intrigued and curious about what this experience was like for me. It seems most … Continue reading

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Happy first day of school!

I know many students and teachers who are starting back at school today. I wish you a good start back.  It’s always a big change from the summer time and so it’s not usually an easy adjustment, from both sides. Once … Continue reading

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August Postcard Poetry

This month I’ve been writing a postcard poem a day, thanks to the arts organizing of Paul Nelson. There are a few hundred of us writing these poems and mailing them to 31 one people on our list. Stay tuned … Continue reading

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Tomboy tour

Okay, so this is not yet a great, big, dreaming-out-loud national or international tour but I have had a chance to perform one of my favorite poems, tomboy, in quite a few locations over the last couple of weeks. They … Continue reading

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