Author Archives: tanyapoet

About tanyapoet

Queer poet and educator committed to access and equity

Published online today

I wrote and illustrated, so to speak, a poem for the Sketchbook Project’s 2014 tour. It will tour across the USA and make a stop in Toronto in November. Stay tuned. The poem is called Beyond What’s Drawn and explores … Continue reading

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How to be a full time spoken word artist… a panel!

I got to host a panel tonight featuring the likes of Lishai Peel, Ian Keteku and Dwayne Morgan. As you can imagine it’s a constant hustle to be an artist. How could it be done full time? We explored this … Continue reading

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At the Engineer’s Without Borders 2014 Conference

If you were given approximately 6,000 words from Engineers Without Borders chapters across Canada reporting on their successes in 2013, could you create a poem? I did. I wrote this poem and performed it today. In a room of about … Continue reading

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At Chinguacousy Secondary School

With the support of the Poets in the Schools program via League of Canadian Poets and the organizing power of Darlene Fournier and Ruchi Patel, I had the pleasure of leading 4 spoken word workshops for nearly 80 students today. … Continue reading

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Bullying Awareness: A Letter to the Playground Bully

This month I’m doing my teacher’s college practicum at Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy. I got to participate in their Bullying Awareness Assembly and perform one of my current favorite poems, A Letter to the Playground Bully, by Andrea Gibson. Listen … Continue reading

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“Silence can be a way of saying something so important that it can’t be put into words.” – Children’s Spirituality by Rebecca Nye.

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Happy National Poetry Month!

Did you know National Poetry Month is 15 years old in Canada? I’m excited to perform tomorrow for the Institute of Cultural Affair’s community of facilitators and friends tomorrow. Come join us! Details for both of my two official poetry … Continue reading

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