Tai Woodville is a Portland Oregon based poet, writer, singer/songwriter and performer.
Tai Woodville was born Thaïs (pronounced "ty-EECE") "Tai" ("ty," for short) Carmen Corina Woodville Albert in 1980, in California, USA.
She 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 are actors Eddie Albert ("Roman Holiday," "Green Acres") and Margo ("Leopard Man," "Lost Horizon").
Tai grew up in an artistic, bohemian environment with an appreciation for nature, animals, spirituality and mystical philosophy.
Her cultural identity is British on her mother's side (Irish, Celtic) and Latin (Mexican, Spanish) + German on her father's side.
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 art rock band, Sugar in Wartime, with Johann Wagner and Ronnie Hanks. The band enjoyed an active local following, playing regularly 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--where they recorded several unreleased albums, which will someday be archivally released.
In 2008 she married her former bandmate, Johann Wagner.
In 2010, Tai started her long running blog, PARALLAX: Exploring The Architecture of Reality.
In 2013, Woodville joined forces with A. Walker Spring to write and co-star in a musical, "Aika & Rose," which played for two weeks to sold out shows and positive local reviews at the Headwater Theater.
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, Woodville, Hattman & Jackson-Holman expanded their collaboration into 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.
2022 saw the release of Tai's electronic music album HOMEWORLD under the moniker Flight Call.
Woodville is currently finishing a novel. Follow her in-process shares, the journey of an artist, on Instagram: @taiwoodville