The Door of My Heart and Other Poems audiobook

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The Door of My Heart and Other Poems
Written by Maxine Tynes

Performed by Tara Taylor

Curated by Evelyn C. White

36 minutes / 2021 / Poetry / Recorded at Neptune Theatre, Nova Scotia

Curated by poet and scholar Evelyn C. White, this audio anthology gathers the best poems from the collected works of Maxine Tynes: her debut, Borrowed Beauty (1987), winner of the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award; her follow-ups, Woman Talking Woman (1990) and The Door Of My Heart (1993); and her collection of children’s poetry, Save the World For Me (1991).

Maxine Tynes was a highly celebrated poet, a recipient of the Governor General’s Canada Medal for her teaching, and a champion in the search for Black Nova Scotian identity and community.

Several Maxine Tynes titles from Pottersfield Press are still available in paperback from Pottersfield’s distributor, Nimbus Publishing.

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia acknowledges the Nova Scotia Creative Industries Fund for the Arts for its investment in the Unbound audiobook series and Neptune Theatre for its partnership in realizing this project.

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia is also grateful to Cape Breton Books, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Limited, Gaspereau Press, Nimbus Publishing, Penguin Random House Canada, and Pottersfield Press for their permission to produce and distribute Unbound audiobook titles.

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