Tyler receives Michigan Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate Nomination

December 17, 2020 Tyler is amoung the top ten nominees for U.P. Poet Laureate.

“What a wonder it is to be nominated alongside such powerful Upper Peninsula writers. I really would be honored to represent poetry of our Upper Peninsula. But really, the opportunity to bring the magic of poetry to youth and communities that would thrive from some rhythm and rhyme, that is what I am most excited for.”

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Album Release Virtual Concert

Nov. 7, 2020 performing from Bloom Co. floral workshop, Tyler joins with Sault Area Music Society for the “Dynamite Honey” album release show on Zoom.

Latest Album Release

November 6, 2020, “Dynamite Honey: Northern Folk & Blues” is available for streaming everywhere .

These thirteen songs aim to confirm the folk traditions as true north as I can honestly represent. Anishinaabe handdrums accompany some blues riffs. The Ojibwe Flag Song makes its way into TAR SNAKE to help dismantle Enbridge’s Line 5 under the Mackinac Straights. My daughter’s Anishinaabemowin middle name Minokami is the genesis of the song GOOD EARTH–a song I sing to her everyday since she was an infant. And it’s true–debwe–thunder is in the good earth. Traditional teachings can confirm and so can science. Where else does thunder occur in the great expanse space? We really have something unique here on this good earth. Let’s try not to let it spoil.

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