Tanis MacDonald

Tanis MacDonald

Tanis MacDonald is the author of three poetry collections, Fortune (Turnstone), Holding Ground (Seraphim), and Rue the Day (Turnstone), and the editor of Speaking of Power: The Poetry of Di Brandt (Wilfrid UP). Holding Ground was nominated for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award, and for the Eileen Sykes MacTavish Award at the Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards in 2001. She won the Bliss Carman Poetry Award in 2003, and is associate professor of Canadian literature in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.


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Breathing November

Some unfortunate news ignites the fire that begins this heroic journey told beautifully in verse. It is an ode to loss, but more so a celebration of life. Breathing November is Tanis MacDonald’s ode to the friends she loses to the HIV virus. After a close friend tests positive with the disease, MacDonald joins him on the journey of the last seven years of his life, documenting the memories in this beautiful chapbook that is endearing and tender.

ISBN 9780969938569
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Rue the Day

"Fired with a signature intelligence, these shrewdly honed poems, invoke us to give them our closest attention and deepest thought - for, rue the day, they take no prisoners."
-- John Barton, author of Asymmetrics

ISBN 9780888013354
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History and precedent reside side by side with the present and the future unknown in this richly layered collection. Vibrant and shining, these poems continue to resonate long after the collection has been read.

ISBN 9780888012890
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