• Tanis MacDonald Wilfrid Laurier University


Covid, panic attack, sexual assault survivor, stress, teaching, university


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Author Biography

Tanis MacDonald, Wilfrid Laurier University

Tanis MacDonald is the author of four books of poetry and one of creative nonfiction. Her personal essay, “Mondegreen Girls,” won the Open Seasons Award from The Malahat Review in 2021. She was a finalist for the Gabrielle Roy Prize in 2013 for her study The Daughter’s Way, and was the recipient of the Robert Kroetsch Teaching Award in 2017. She is co-editor (with Rosanna Deerchild and Ariel Gordon) of GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times for Frontenac House Press. Her fourth poetry book, Mobile, was longlisted for the City of Toronto Book Award in 2020. She is Professor of Canadian literature and creative writing in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Editor of the Laurier Poetry Series for Wilfrid Laurier University Press. She lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her reptile brain.