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Tanya Holtland


poet and writer

Tanya Holtland

Tanya Holtland is a poet and writer. She is author of the chapbook Inner River (Drop Leaf Press, 2016). Her eco-poetry collection Requisite (Platypus Press, 2020) was a finalist for the Broken River Prize and nominated for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Her nonfiction, lyric essays, and other works appear in Poetry Northwest, The Offing, EcoTheo Review, The Rupture, The Wire’s Dream, Mary: A Journal of New Writing, and elsewhere. A graduate of San Francisco State University’s English and Creative Writing MA program, she was also an artist-in-residence at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford where she authored the libretto Fated, a collaboration with composer Daniela Candillari. A Los Angeles native of Dutch-Indonesian descent, her work surrounds the intersections of memory, ecology, healing, design, and matriarchy.

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Requisite (Platypus Press, 2020) 

Inner River (Drop Leaf Press, 2016)

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