Tai is the author of two poetry chapbooks and a philosophy blog. Her writing has appeared in The Atticus Review, Visitant Lit, Madam Pickwick's Art Blog & Pinegrove Literary Review.
Published in 2011 by Finishing Line Press, POLLEN contemplates the beauty of impermanence.
"Winter Fruit," a poem from POLLEN, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
"These are poems cherishing impermanent beauty; delicate, seductive, they braid hope and youthful sex with heartfelt mourning, Thanatos and Eros brilliantly intertwined. Seldom can one rightly speak of greatness in a poet's first book; rare to know that these shatteringly lovely recognitions will be read and re-read far into the future."
-- Barry Spacks, Poet Laureate
"I am happy to be celebrating this first collection of poems by Tai Woodville. The poems in POLLEN are thoughtful, meditative, and exciting. Woodville knows how to employ a lyric moment and how to tell a story, even when the story is a difficult one. She is a poet that reminds us of the human adventure we are on and that we should be filling the night with our voices for as long as we can." A brave act this book accomplishes!"
-- Matthew Dickman, poet
"Tai Woodville has found a way of entering the personal story at unexpected angles, her language rich and wholly particular. This is a strange and startling work, an astonishing voice. These poems make the reader hungry to read her again, and again."
--Samantha Dunn, author
Since 2010, Tai has authored top-ranking philosophy blog, PARALLAX: Exploring The Architecture of Reality, investigating the mysteries of existence and the role of the dreamer in our times.
Published in 2017 by Sealskin Press, co-authored with Alissa Hattman & Sara Jackson-Holman, "Her Animal Inheritance" investigates intimacy, emotional memory, wild femininity and how we hold the pain we carry.
“These poems take turns as they speak, question, honor, and validate each other. These poems listen. In this way, the poets are aware of their judgements, and they are aware of their losses. It is not easy to be this vulnerable. Expressions of desire and dreams live and thrive across the deep ravines of grief and regret. And like an altar on the hearth of a wise woman’s home, these poems hold space for spirit.”
--Julia Laxar, writer
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Tai was a monthly guest poet at Visitant Lit from 2016-2019.