WAM April 20-21 Tanya Shirley
Tanya Shirley is a Jamaica-born poet whose debut collection of poems, She Who Sleeps With Bones, was a Jamaican best-seller in 2009. Her poems have been anthologized and she currently teaches at the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica.
Tanya Shirley travelled to Newfoundland this week to participate in the April Rabbit, an annual celebration of poetry, prose and music held at the Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, in Corner Brook. She will be giving a one-woman presentation this evening
I spoke with her yesterday and asked Tanya to tell us about her work, what it is she's investigating with her poetry.