taipei poetry collective x music nest
Warm weather is back and so is TPC. This time we’re gifting you not only poetry but lush mountain views courtesy of Music Nest’s rooftop venue. And in the spirit of our live stream hosts, we'll be delivering freshly picked poetry that either inspires or inspects rhythm, movement, musicality, or sound.
featured poem: napowrimo 2019
Ecstatic that, for the second year in a row, i was chosen as a featured participant for the poem-a-day writing challenge #NaPoWriMo / #GloPoWriMo. And even more badass than my dark poem taking its title from a Sesame Street song is that our other TPC co-founder was featured for the next day’s prompt; this one related to her beautiful ode to horses, also reminiscent of origins and desires.
the salon x taipei poetry collective: portrait poem exchange
TPC is pretty darn excited to be collaborating with The Salon this February 2nd. A special guest and The Salon co-founder, portrait photographer, Rowley, will be here in Taipei for the New Year. So come kick off your Lunar holiday with Taipei’s first ever poem swap reading—plus, we’re bursting Peacestreet Community Center’s poetry cherry with this this one-time-only literary / photography endeavor. Learn more about Ariana and Rowley’s work here: https://wethesalon.com/our-team/. More event info, aquí.
swoopoetry’s single release at crafted
Very delighted to be part of swoopoetry’s launch party, which is not just a celebration of her first single’s release and her intoxicating voice, but it’s also a poetic affair! I'll be opening the poetry set with some new and some published poems. Come have a beer and a listen.
autumn reading at ivy
TPC is thrilled to be back again at Ivy Palace, this time with a one hour poetry reading, Saturday October 13th—for free! Featuring some poets new to our mic, we’ve got fresh verse in store for your fall weekend. Come by and treat yourself. Reading from 8-9, with a special musical guest thereafter.
acid efkt/ taipei poetry collective
TPC is super excited to be a part of ACID EFKT — June 2& 3rd we'll be hosting two four-part poetry writing workshops (for everyone from english language learners and/or poetry novices, to our Collective's more well seasoned writers) along with an additional communal poetry writing workshop; meanwhile, we'll also be running a gratis 6-word-story poetry competition and creating an Exquisite Corpse with everyone who would like to add a line. If you're in Taipei, stop by our table at grassroots!
versify videos - three poems
If you weren't at our last Versify II in April, you'll have to wait a bit longer to see what you've missed out on. In the meanwhile, here are the three poems I performed back at our November event.
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versify ii @ ivy
Taipei Poetry Collective's leading ladies are at it again, curating an even lusher Versify. On Saturday April 21st, Versify II is just in time for the spring awakening of your senses. Located in the historic Dihua location, Ivy Palace, this one is sure to be an experience. Contact us to pre-order your tickets and/or accompanying zine today.
love poetry reading and candle making collaboration
Taipei Poetry Collective is pumped to be co-hosting this collaborative event on Sunday March 11th. From experiencing the chaotic color and intimacy of Jeona Cubeta's installation on its final day, to playing with wax, to waxing poetic—we've got you covered. Select TPC poets will be reading their renditions of 'love poetry.' Spend your evening with us, and find out how our hearts bleed.
purchase taipei poetry collective's e-zine commemorating 'versify'
taipei poetry collective presents: versify
Taipei Poetry Collective is hosting our very first event—Versify—on November 25th in Taipei. Curated to feature some of Taiwan’s freshest poetics—come early to take home a copy of our limited edition zine, satiate your tastebuds, and quench your thirst. After our poets have had their way with you, stick around to gyrate to the sounds of DJ Anti Hero and more.
integrate - featured in krankbrother 'when you're watching me'
Music video featuring 3 dancers during rush hour on the MRT in Taipei. The video depicts people that use the metro on a daily basis. Mundane and diverse, the transportation system carries different kinds of people. It is a place full of movement and energy.
poem begins at 5:07
*please follow to the youtube description for more project information and credit
howl- integrate (live at the ocean home wild market in hualien, taiwan)
Very honored to have my poetry serve as both title and introduction to this killer set! Click through to give your ears some lovin'. Keep up with Howl to guarantee more magic mixes, some of which are also rumored to incorporate my "Integrate" piece.
taipei poetry collective
Currently establishing the only Poetry Collective in Taipei, Taiwan—started by women; for all poets.
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