In 2005, upon relocating to the East Coast, Tanya continued to grow her profile in the Canadian poetry scene with a 3rd place national finish in CBC's Poetry Faceoff. She made her first record, Make a List, a collection of songs and poems over music she composed and produced herself. This was the emergence of her wordy music, her fusion of poems and songs, poemusic. Alongside her work as a singer-songwriter and musician, Tanya frequently performs as a poet, taking stages at writers festivals (Halifax International Writers Fest, Word on the Street); reciting at conferences, rallies, workshops, and schools; and bringing poetry to unsuspecting music audiences, either in the midst of her musical sets or through collaboration with her peers in both live settings and on recordings (Jenn Grant, Don Brownrigg, Caledonia).
Tanya is currently working on a manuscript for her poetry, as well collaborations in video, sound, and music. She takes commissions on like the best homework project she ever had and can be contacted for poetry projects and performance at tanyadavismusic(at)gmail.com