Poetry Installations and activities


A Soulful Night of Jazz Poetry
Saturday, Oct 10, 19:30 @ Guangfu Auditorium, Taipei Zhongshan Hal│
Jazz music was created by African Americans, yet it has become a global cultural asset, one of the most free and avant-garde art forms filled with nostalgia. Since the "Beat Generation", jazz poetry has also played an important part in contemporary poetry. The performance not only pays tribute to jazz musicians but also invites poets and musicians to kindle sparks between language and notes.

*Admission to “A Soulful Night of Jazz Poetry” is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available on Sep 21, 12:00pm. Limited to two tickets per person at KKTIX (https://2020taipeipoetryfestival.kktix.cc/events/jazzpoetry). There might be a waiting list on the day if there are still tickets available.

Clash‧Three-in-one──Indigenous Poems and Songs
Sunday, Oct 4, 15:00@ West Lawn, C-LAB│
From Bunun, Pinuyumayan, and Atayal, the three stylish indigenous writers go on stage in distinctive ways, mix and match with feminine and masculine tones. A convergence of tradition and modernity, the performance cares about land and community, whispering softly in the wild, chanting gloomily yet ingeniously. A mix of indigenous languages, Mandarin, and Taiwanese, the poets sing sadly or merrily while drinking. Join hands, the three people clash powerfully in the festival.

Deepest Uprising──Premiere and Panel
│Sunday, Oct 11, 14:30 @ SPOT Cinema , SPOT-Taipei│
Deepest Uprising is director Huang Ming-Chuan’s latest documentary, filming a variety of Asian female poets, looking into the resemblance or difference between them. Taipei Poetry Festival is honored to hold its premiere and invites poet Tsai Hsiu-Chu, who is famous for her writing about Smangus, to share her thoughts and concerns as a female creator after the premiere.