Chinese and English meet here...





Welcome! This is a coffee shop where Chinese and English meet in the world of poetry, but our doors are open to poets everywhere in every language. You might meet someone who is interested in taking their work to your language through Poets Cafe, and they may be interested in bringing your work to their language. We make connections, with or without caffeine. Come in. Relax. Enjoy the atmosphere. We cherish the creative mind and poetry, the freedom to create an art that lives inside language. We know poetry is a vital force in the global community.

~ Afaa Michael Weaver. 蔚雅風
Owner, Manager, and Coffee Maker. 咖啡館創辦人、經理、咖啡師
December 5, 2009. 2009年12月5日



~ Photo by Don West


The photo above is of an October 2008 festival of poets from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong that I convened at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Poets, translators, and scholars from all over came together to discuss translation and poetry. I convened a previous conference in 2004, one that set the coordinates for this festival. These gatherings are unique.

~Afaa Michael Weaver 蔚雅風