Mark Dimaisip is a rara avis… his heart is intellectual and his mind spiritual.

—Vim Nadera, Father of Performance Poetry in the Philippines

Somewhere between nerdville and nirvana lies Mark Dimaisip and his odd verses—using cats to discuss the urgency of living, maths to measure happiness and atoms to prove that reincarnation exists. With subjects like anatomy, statistics, and quantum physics as backdrops for self discovery and introspection, his poems have been described as “desire wrapped into logic”, “calmly enlightening”, and “$100-per-hour shrink”. He has performed for venues such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, PETA Theater… [read more]

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