Tara Borin is a queer, nonbinary settler poet living and writing in the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Dawson City, Yukon. Their debut full-length poetry collection, The Pit, is available with Nightwood Editions. Tara’s work has also been anthologized in Best New Poets In Canada 2018 (Quattro Books) and in Resistance: Righteous Rage in the Age of #MeToo (University of Regina Press).

Tara’s poems have been published in Prism International, Prairie Fire, The LaHave Review, Red Alder Review, and elsewhere online and in print. They completed The Writer’s Studio Online with Simon Fraser University in 2019.

Tara is the Membership Associate for the Federation of BC Writers. Tara is an executive member of the BC Yukon Book Prizes board, and is a founding member of Yukon Words. They are also a member in good standing of The Writer’s Union of Canada, The League of Canadian Poets, and the Federation of BC Writers.


  1. Dana says:

    Hey Tara, I just want you to know that I adore your site and am keeping up after an accidental hiatus, but sometimes I have trouble commenting on blogspot sites, for whatever reason. Just know I'm reading and loving your words.


  2. Tara Borin says:

    I'm sorry to hear you've having trouble commenting! I've been thinking about installing Comment Luv or something similar. Thank you for your comment here and for your support!


  3. Anonymous says:

    Tara, I loved these poems! do we have a budding Milton or Wordsworth in the family? Mick M Surrey UK


  4. Tara Borin says:

    Aw, thank you for reading, Mick! xo


  5. Mare says:

    Tara from a Rat's Ass ? this is Mare. Love your blog. I have a friend who is publishing an on line woman's magazine and I know she would love to hear from you.
    seniorstaff@sanctuary-magazine.com. Her name is Myrna Haskell


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