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, Manila Polo Club and World Trade Center Manila and has been featured in literary publications such as A Literation Magazine, Human Parts and The Brazilia Review. He has also conducted public speaking, writing and spoken word workshops for schools and corporate organizations.
He has released a poetry chapbook in 2014 called “Near Things” and is currently working on his second chapbook which he hopes to release by 2018.
- Near Things, December 2014
- Playing, Not Playing (forthcoming 2018)
Select Literary Publications
- Bukambibig, May 2017
- Poets Unlimited, October 2016
- Human Parts, September 2015
- Melted Wing, April 2015
- A Literation Magazine, February 2015
- The Brazilia Review, November 2014
- Insert Lit Mag Here, November 2014
- Cross Quarterly, August 2014
- Converta Vol.1 (The Loudmouth Collective), January 2017
- These Spaces (White Wall Poetry), March 2014
- Winner, Fighting Words – Group Slam (Praxis Literary Collective), June 2017
- 2nd Place, Fighting Words – Solo Slam (Praxis Literary Collective), February 2017
- Winner, Paint Your Poetry Slam (Word Art Manila), October 2015
- The Neighborhood, ‘Bukambibig’: Spoken Word Poetry for Literary Lurkers
- Ulat Tula, Higit pa sa Hugot
- The Baguio Chronicle, A Renaissance of Philippine Oral Tradition
- When in Manila, Stay Furious: Tindig 2017 (Translating Words, Art, and Fury)