Talks & Events
Live Performance

Duets: Poetry Readings with Jennifer Lee Tsai and Joey Chin

15 Jun 2024

The Bluecoat
Liverpool L1 3BX


Sat 15 Jun, 2pm
Duets: Poetry Readings with Jennifer Lee Tsai and Joey Chin

Join us for the first of two performances with our artist in residence Jennifer Lee Tsai. For this event, Lee Tsai will be joined by Joey Chin, an artist and writer based in Birmingham. The readings will take place within Michelle Williams Gamaker’s expansive gallery installation, amongst seating made from shredded scripts and posters.

Chin’s work sits at the intersections of text, narrative and visual art, staged through language, poetry, acts and modes of reading. Her key focus is in the development of personal communications between the self, markings of territoriality, and the inner conversations between the two. Chin has been published by Lungs Project, Litro Magazine, Entropy Magazine, and Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Lee Tsai’s work explores themes of ancestral trauma, loss, belonging, transformation, rebirth and strength. Her poetry and criticism are widely published in magazines and journals including The Guardian, Poetry London, The Poetry Review, and The White Review. Jennifer received a Northern Writers Award for Poetry in 2020. She is a winner of the 2022 Women Poets’ Prize. Her second poetry pamphlet La Mystérique (2022) is published by Guillemot Press. She currently holds the Whitenham Bursary, a one year studio bursary at Bluecoat aimed at supporting artists in Liverpool.

The readings form part of The Lives of Artists, a season of exhibitions, commissions and events that asks audiences what might be uncovered about ourselves when we listen to the testimony, histories, and stories of artists reflecting on their lives.

Sat 15th Jun, 2pm
Free, drop in