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Tawhida Tanya Evanson is an Antiguan-Québécoise poet, author and artist. Her two poetry collections are Bothism (2017) and Nouveau Griot (2018), and her first novel Book of Wings (2021) is fresh from Véhicule Press. With a 25-year practice in spoken word, she performs internationally and has released several studio albums and videopoems. In 2013, she was Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and received the Golden Beret Award. She is program director of Banff Centre Spoken Word and Vice President of The Quebec Writers’ Federation. Born and based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, she moonlights as a whirling dervish.