Tanaya Winder Features at East of Edith Monday, October 17!

Let’s all hear it for tomorrow night! Tomorrow night is Monday night, which means it’s time for the East of Edith Open Mic at the Projects again1 Each person on the open mic is invited to share two poems, four minute limit (the poets can opt to either read their own work or works by other poets).  The East of Edith Open Mic night has been gaining momentum and speed and I am happy to say that it’s just amazing, how this reading has been progressing along. Please come early to get coffee and snacks, read, listen, catch an outstanding feature…  and all for whatever you can put into the hat. Meaning: pay what you can if you can. Come, enjoy poetry.


The East of Edith Open Mic Feature Poet for Monday, October 17th is Tanaya Winder. Here’s a little bit about Tanaya:

Tanaya Winder is from the Southern Ute and Duckwater Shoshone Nations. She graduated from Stanford University in 2008 with a BA in English. Tanaya was a finalist in the 2009 Joy Harjo Poetry Competition and a winner of the A Room Of Her Own Foundation’s Spring 2010 Orlando prize in poetry. Her poems have appeared in Cutthroat magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, Adobe Walls, and Superstition Review, amongst others and are forthcoming in Drunken Boat magazine. She teaches composition and introduction to creative writing at the University of New Mexico where she is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry. She is currently the Assistant Director for the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Upward Bound Program – a college prep program for over 85 Native American high school students from different reservations all across the country. In her free time she enjoys coffee, karaoke, and teaching a monthly writer’s workshop at the local library in her hometown, Ignacio, CO

The East of Edith Poetry Open Mic takes place every Monday night at the Projects, 3614 High Street NE. Sign-up to read between 6:30 and 6:50 pm.

Hope to see you all on Monday night!

-Rich Boucher