Forging Tarot and the Undersea Poem: A Poetry and Tarot Workshop

Forging Tarot and the Undersea Poem: A Poetry and Tarot Workshop

Poets Timothy Liu and Hoa Nguyen


Internationally renowned poets, tarot readers, and teachers Timothy Liu and Hoa Nguyen offer a three-hour tarot and poetry workshop in Toronto. Rare opportunity; spaces limited. Write to to reserve your space now.





How do we get help with writing and rewrite our own poems outside of ourselves? How do we move from an ego-driven self to a more mystical Self? To “divine” is the attempt to gain insight and inspiration by way of occult practices and rituals. In this workshop, we will first consider texts influenced by such practices (including excerpts from T.S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath). We will then consider how we can incorporate the Tarot into our own daily writing lives. Bring your favorite deck.

Saturday, March 18

1 PM to 4 PM

Toronto in the home of Hoa Nguyen near Broadview Station



About the Workshop Leaders:

Timothy Liu is a reader and writer of occult esoterica. An author of ten books of poems, Liu has had work in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize, The Paris Review, and American Poetry Review. His journals and papers are archived in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. He frequently gives I-Ching and Tarot readings in New York City (Edgar Cayce Center, New York Theosophical Society) as well as from the islands of Greece to the mountains and jungles of Peru.


Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington DC area, Hoa Nguyen currently makes her home in Toronto. Her recent poetry collections include As Long As Trees Last Red Juice, Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots from Wave Books. Nguyen began her “legendary” poetry workshop nearly 20 years ago and is a tarot reader with a loyal international client list. You can read her in a conversation regarding the relationship between her tarot practice and her poetry practice here at Catapult.

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