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Tanya at the 2008 Poet's Dinner

Apr 13 2008:

Just received: H. Arlo Nimmo's Good and Bad Times in a San Francisco Neighborhood, with Tanya's poem "Memorial Piece for Mrs. Smith" as Appendix Four. The neighborhood featured is Duboce Park and Potomac St., where Tanya lived for 12 years, starting her large Golden Gate Bridge paintings and writing much of the poetry that appears in her two chapbooks.

March, 2008: Tanya was Contest Chair of the 82nd annual Poets Dinner, a venue for some of the Bay Area's best poetry. On The President's Page of the Ina Coolbrith Circle bulletin, Richard Angilly included the following: "Laureate thanks to our vibrant Contest Chair, Tanya Joyce, who very faithfully gathered and coordinated all the judges, and found excellent readers."
Tanya at the Jack London Celebration

January, 2008: "Of Land and Sea, Art and Poetry in Honor of Jack London's Birthday," Alameda Historical Society and Art Museum, Alameda, CA. Tanya was selected as the "anchor artist" for this month long art, poetry, and dance event. She exhibited five paintings and accompanying poetry. One of her paintings is just next to her red book (photo by Judy Hardin Cheung).


2008 marks expansion and long awaited distribution of Tanya's DVD, An Artist's Love Affair with San Francisco, filmed five years ago by videographer Dena Aronson.

The DVD, due out in time for Christmas 2008, will also include a half hour interview about Tanya's Buddha paintings on Berkeley's public access television's "Buddha by the Bay" series, a ten minute digital film of Tanya at work by Artist Embassy International videographer Arthur Levinson, and a fourth study of Tanya at work currently in production.


November 2007: honorable mentions for "Clarkia" and "Steven" at the Ina Coolbrith Circle National Poetry Day Banquet. Both poems relate to San Francisco gardens in which Tanya painted many of the works on this website.

September 2007: The poem "Scrapbook" published in the Ina Coolbrith Circle anthology Gathering 9.

May 2007: Third prize for "Two Moons for the Tarot Moon Card" in "Updrafts," California Federation of Chaparral Poets.

April 2007: This month saw the publication of Tarot Haiku. The book is a collection of haiku and short poems written by members of The Thursday Night Tarot to images from tarot cards. Tanya edited this book and has poems in it too.

Tarot Haiku ~  Edited: Tanya Joyce, Concept: Richard Bennet (small)

Would you like to see a sample from Tarot Haiku? Tanya's poem, Strength 8 appears on the Alameda Island Poets' web site - scroll down the page until you find it! Or send email to Tanya!

March 2007: Tanya's poem "Emeryville" included in Benecia Historical Museum 2007 Poetry Competition: Love Poems Honoring an Early California Romance.

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