As Us

A Space for Writers of the World

Tanaya Winder – Poetry

The Milky Way Escapes My Mouth 

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my as us headshotTanaya Winder is a writer, artist, and educator from the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Nations. A winner of the 2010 A Room Of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando prize in poetry, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cutthroat magazine, Superstition Review, Drunkenboat, Kweli, and Bellevue Literary Review among others. Her poems from her manuscript “Love in a Time of Blood Quantum” were produced and performed by the Poetic Theater Productions Presents Company in NYC. Tanaya has taught writing courses at Stanford University, UC-Boulder, and the University of New Mexico. She has a BA in English from Stanford University and a MFA in creative writing from UNM.  She is a co-founder and editor-in-chief of As/Us: A Space for Women of the World, a literary magazine publishing works by Indigenous women and women of color.  She guest lectures and teaches creative writing workshops at high schools, universities, and communities internationally. Her TEDxABQ talk Igniting Healing can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF1z5XHEMaM

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