#SELFCENTERED, 360 degree interactive spoken word video is HERE! 

On computer: Scroll/swipe on computer with your trackpad/mouse 360.

OR

On smartphone/tablet: Download GoPano app to swipe finger 360 and tilt.

Enjoy and pls do reblog/share! #spokenword #cuttingedgetech #dope #360

Tweet us: @yellowgurlpoet #SelfCentered: What would YOU do if you were the center of everything for a day?

For poem txt & cast credits: http://bit.ly/19BaI5x

For non-interactive panoramic widescreen HD #SelfCentered: http://youtu.be/almKgX50YuA 

And at least one side angle from last week’s @litworldsays to see how fabulous this dress from @pistoletteny was! Check out the collection at http://www.pistoletteny.com:) Pic courtesy of Leah Joseph! (at Metropolitan Pavilion)

And at least one side angle from last week’s @litworldsays to see how fabulous this dress from @pistoletteny was! Check out the collection at http://www.pistoletteny.com:) Pic courtesy of Leah Joseph! (at Metropolitan Pavilion)

Hosting last week’s @litworldsays gala where I debuted a new poem “Origins” :) Pics courtesy of Leah Joseph!  (at Metropolitan Pavilion)

Hosting last week’s @litworldsays gala where I debuted a new poem “Origins” :) Pics courtesy of Leah Joseph! (at Metropolitan Pavilion)

Pics from last week’s @litworldsays gala! Me + Dani + the Polo Grounds LitClub Crew :) (at Metropolitan Pavilion)

Pics from last week’s @litworldsays gala! Me + Dani + the Polo Grounds LitClub Crew :) (at Metropolitan Pavilion)

Packed/oversold house tonight for global literacy for @litworldsays Gala 2013 tonight in NYC! So honored to have hosted/performed tonight - w/ founder Pam & fire starter Brooke! #wearethestory #literacyisahumanright (at Metropolitan Pavilion)

Packed/oversold house tonight for global literacy for @litworldsays Gala 2013 tonight in NYC! So honored to have hosted/performed tonight - w/ founder Pam & fire starter Brooke! #wearethestory #literacyisahumanright (at Metropolitan Pavilion)

Rockin’ #glitter #lavender #mani to go w/ my @pistoletteny Kendall dress for tonight’s @Litworldsays gala! Check out the Pistolette NY Spring 2013 collection at http://www.pistoletteny.com:)

Rockin’ #glitter #lavender #mani to go w/ my @pistoletteny Kendall dress for tonight’s @Litworldsays gala! Check out the Pistolette NY Spring 2013 collection at http://www.pistoletteny.com:)

May 2013 Gigs: NYC, Seattle, MA, Santa Barbara, & Chicago!

Hope to catch you if you’re in the area, and spread the word to your peeps :)


THURS. May 2: NYC:  LitWorld Gala, Metropolitan Pavilian, Metropolitan Suite, 123 W. 18th St. 2nd Floor, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM. Tickets are currently sold out. To support LitWorld: http://www.litworld.org.

WED. May 8: Des Moines, WA: “
Sheroes Performance & Panel Discussion,” Highline Community College, Building 8, Mount Constance/Olympus, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Free, http://multiculturalservices.highline.edu/AAPImonth.php.

SAT. May 11, Gill, MA:  Northfield Mount Hernon, 8:00 PM, Closed to the public.

THURS. May 16. 13: Santa Barbara, CA: "An Evening of Spoken Word with Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai," University of California - Santa Barbara, The Coffee Cat, 1201 Anacapa St., 7:30 PM,
http://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/Calendar/index.aspx.

SAT. May 18: Seattle, WA: OneAmerica Annual Celebration Featuring Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, The Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave., For info and tickets:
http://www.weareoneamerica.org/2013-annual-celebration.

MON. May 20: NYC: Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF) Revolutionizing Asian American Immigrant Stories on the East Coast (RAISE) Event Re: Immigration Reform, Culture Project, 45 Bleecker St., 7:30 PM, More Details to Come! For info on RAISE:

http://aaldef.org/raise.html.

TUES. May 21: Chicago, IL: Young Chicago Authors WordPlay, Workshop + Open Mic + Feature, 1180 N. Milwaukee, 6:00 PM, Free. For Info on YCA:
http://youngchicagoauthors.org.

WED. May 22: Chicago, IL: DePaul University Cultural Cafe, “The Cursor Blinks Back: Spoken Word Poetry & Performance in the Digital Age” Workshop, 11:20 AM-12:50 PM, Student Center 314AB, “OMG. LOL. SMH.” Spoken Word Performance, Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, http://studentaffairs.depaul.edu/cip/culturalcafes.html

To book a performance, workshop, or other event on my Summer 2013-Spring 2014 tour or beyond, contact: booking@yellowgurl.com.

origins

by Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

read
 
from the Middle English  reden;
the Old English raeden - to counsel -
 
the Dutch raden; German raten;
Old Norse ratha;
 
which leads back to the Sanskrit radhnoti
- one achieves 

eyes to page, muscles of cornea
tighten and release
 
a flowering of light
come to focus
 
the center

these strokes on a page
they do mean something
 
how to decipher a life?
 
i will never be in your skin
i will never love what you alone have loved
 
yet
 
this pen
these fingers
this mouth
these eyes

scan the texture of the hieroglyph, the ideogram
 
sky above mountains
a great flock of birds
the skeleton bones of a fish

drawn into an alphabet
characters able to be held in hand
arranged on the page
 
without written language
there has always been language

yet

with written language
emerges a bridge
 
an alphabet with all its colors and combinations
come sound, come image, come worlds
that are far beyond where we are now

we can be the unknown future
put your dream beside mine
 
we can read and sing each other the stories
of what has made us human time and time again,
 
through death, through evil, through destruction,
through survival, through creation
 
captured on the page
 
another sun rises, mists evaporate back to sky
it is another day, brilliant in color
 
let us read, write, speak these words

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(New poem I wrote to perform at LitWorld’s gala tonight in NYC. As always feel to fwd/re-post :) To check out their wonderful work re: global literacy, go to http://www.litworld.org.)

Killin’ time b4 date night :) #sephora #eyelashes #feathers #selfie #femmesgotsomanydecisionstomake (at Sephora)

Killin’ time b4 date night :) #sephora #eyelashes #feathers #selfie #femmesgotsomanydecisionstomake (at Sephora)

sexy subterfuge and other ways to be a feminist in the 21st century

this article right here…

and this article right here…

click on the jpg’s to read. #feminism #2013 #discuss

555892_10151863231193191_929214238_n Musings & travels of Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

Spoken word poet, playwright & filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY

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