Tai Woodville is an American poet, writer, singer/songwriter and performer.
Tai Woodville was born Thaïs (pronounced "ty-EECE") Carmen Corina Woodville Albert in 1980, California. Growing up, her nickname became Tai (pronounced "ty.")
Tai grew up in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California, the only child of actors Kate Woodville ("Star Trek") and Edward Albert ("Butterflies Are Free"). Her grandparents were actors Eddie Albert ("Roman Holiday," "Green Acres") and Margo ("Leopard Man," "Lost Horizon").
Woodville is half British/Celtic on her mother's side, a quarter Latinx (Mexican and Spanish) and half German on her father's side,
Tai grew up in a bohemian, artistic environment, with an appreciation for nature, animals, spirituality, music and mystical philosophy.
Woodville studied literature and writing at UCSB's College of Creative Studies, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature, with a Creative Writing emphasis, in 2002.
In 2003, she formed the indie rock band, Sugar in Wartime, with Johann Wagner and Ronnie Hanks. The band enjoyed an active local following, playing regularly for several years at classic Los Angeles fixtures like The Derby, The Mint and The Whisky A Go Go.
Sugar in Wartime released the album "Out of the Woods" in 2007. The band broke up in 2008 when Woodville and Wagner moved to Portland, Oregon.
In 2010, Tai started her long running blog, PARALLAX: Exploring The Architecture of Reality.
Finishing Line Press published Tai's poetry collection, "POLLEN", in 2011.
Between 2014-2017 Visitant Lit featured Woodville as a monthly guest poet. In 2016 Tai's poem "Winter Fruit," published by Visitant Lit, received a Pushcart Nomination.
2014 saw the release of "HER ANIMAL INHERITANCE," a poetry collection co-authored with Alissa Hattman and Sara Jackson-Holman. In 2019, the three women collaborated on a video poem, "HER ANIMAL INHERITANCE II," published by the Atticus Review--a short film featuring the authors and their work, filmed at Seaview, Oregon's, historic Sou' Wester.
In 2022, Tai released a new musical project, Flight Call. Flight Call's album, HOMEWORLD---which Vortex Magazine called "a light-filled, avant-pop journey from inner space to the stars"---is now streaming everywhere.
Follow Tai's in-process shares, the journey of an artist, on Instagram: @taiwoodville