At First, Lonely

Tanya Davis


Tanya Davis is a singer/songwriter/poet whose refreshing matrimony of language and sound sidesteps the genre and captivates audiences. Tanya is a two-time winner of the CBC National Poetry Face-off. With support from Bravo, a short videopoem was produced of her poem How to Be Alone. It has been featured at The Vancouver Film Fest, The Worldwide Short Film Festival, and the VideoPoetry Festival (Berlin), and has had over three million views on YouTube. It also won the Video of the Year at the Nova Scotia Music Awards in 2010. Tanya was commissioned by the 2010 Canada Games to write and perform a poem for the Opening Ceremonies and she was chosen as the Mayor’s Poet Laureate for the city of Halifax for 2011/2012.