Eileen R. Tabios is a poet working in multiple genres and in-between. She also loves books by writing, reading, publishing, critiquing, romancing and advocating for them. This blog will feature her bibliophilic activities with posts on current book engagements and links to her books and projects related to books.

Friday, March 24, 2017

THE MARSH HAWK REVIEW, SPRING 2017

I'm delighted to share that two poems from my manuscript HIRAETH, "The Petal Hidden From View" and "Memory's Gauze," are in the Mary Mackey-edited Spring 2017 edition of The Marsh Hawk Review.  Go HERE for the issue and Archive of past issues.  I'm in good company with the Spring issue featuring the following poets:

Corinne Robins
Maxine Hong Kingston
Wil Gibson
Thomas Fink and Maya D. Mason
Susan Terris
Susan Kelly-DeWitt
Steve Fellner
Stephen Paul Miller
Sandy McIntosh
Rusty Morrison
Rochelle Ratner
Robert Gibb
Richard Loranger
Rafael Jesús Gonzalez
Puma Perl
Paul Pines
Patricia Carlin
Michael Rerick
Marge Piercy
Joshua McKinney
Brad Buchanan
Jon Curley
Joan Gelfand
Jane Ormerod
Jane Hirshfield
George Quasha
Daniel Lawless
Eileen Tabios
Dennis Nurkse
Daniel Morris
Basil King



Claudia Carlson

Thursday, March 23, 2017

WINTER ON WALL STREET

This novella-in-verse is my latest Locofo chap from Moria Books. Perhaps the images will encourage you to check it out. Free .pdf read HERE and print order info HERE.





Thanks to Aileen Cassinetto for fabulous book design, Valerie Morton for back cover text, and as ever William Allegrezza for publishing this fabulous Locofo series.



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

"BIG CITY CANTE INTERMEDIO"



Deeply grateful to Tea & Tattered Pages and its curator Amanda Ngoho Reavey for presenting my poem and urban meditation on several cities, "Big City Cante Intermedio," as a Panthalassa Pamphlet.  You can see the ten-page pamphlet poem HERE. Cities covered are New York City, Provence, Ukiah, Baguio City, Barcelona, Vienna and Paris. Here's an excerpt:


I digressed to show how in New York
City (pop.: 8.4 million, est. 2013)
one can be anyone one wants to be

or try,
as in to discover if a fit improbably
exists so that, once, I was a flamenco dancer

in this big city where many effects are
possible
especially with money, e.g.
dance fees which made a dancer
and guitarist hood their eyes at my
version of braceo: the bastardization
of flowers, the opposite of grace—


(how many ways may an artist suffer?)

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Deep thanks as well to John Bloomberg-Rissman for his deep friendship, which is why I dedicated this poem to him. (His editing suggestions were also very helpful!)

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"Big City Cante Intermedio" is one of the poems in a developing manuscript entitled URBAN.

Thank you, Universe.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

FANTASTIC CARYATIDS AND MORE!


Wow. What a fabulous conversation between Anne Waldman and Vincent Katz in Fantastic Caryatids (BlazeVOX Books, 2016). If you had been with them, you’d want to pick up lunch for the sheer pleasure of their words and insights. And that's such a wonderful book cover, too!

Speaking of publications, here's my latest Relished W(h)ines update of recently imbibed books and wines.  As ever, please note that in the Publications section, if you see an asterisk before the title, that means a review copy is available for Galatea Resurrects!  More info on that HERE


PUBLICATIONS
THE MARKET WONDERS, poems by Susan Briante (I love her series of money and poetry! LinkedIn Poetry Recommendation (LPR #263)

BROOKLYN ANTEDILUVIAN, poems by Patrick Rosal (fabulous heart, fabulous energy, fabulous rhythms. LPR #262)

THE SEER by Márton Koppány (most assuredly one of the most enchanting books to come out in 2017. LPR #264)

SHORT TALKS by Anne Carson (inspirational, and inspires idea for new collection entitled BRIEFLY … Hm)

FIFTEEN SECONDS WITHOUT SORROW, poems by Shim Bo-Seon, Trans. by Chung Eun-Gwi and Brother Anthony of Taize (glad to be introduced to this poet!)

TIM ATKINS PETRARCH, poems by Tim Atkins (I read the 2011 edition from Barque Press and it is fabulous music exemplifying epigraphed Aragon’s “love [as] a state of confusion between the real and the marvelous.”)

A FEW GEOGRAPHIES, “one-sentence poems” by Mark Young (fabulous, witty and a delight!)

FANTASTIC CARYATIDS: A CONVERSATION WITH ART by Anne Waldman & Vincent Katz (excellent conversationalists!)

ANIMALS OF DAWN, poems by Murat Nemet-Nejat (new dreams surface from intertextual minglings)

FLOWERING MALL, poems by Brandon Brown (brilliant and satisfying)

A TRELLIS POISED MID-SNOW, poems by Sheila E. Murphy (lovely enchantments)

OTREDAD / OTHERNESS, poems by Claribel Alegria, Ed. Fred Whitehead (as ever, …)

HOODLUM BIRDS, poems by Eugene Gloria

UR-LYEH / AKLOPOLIOS, poems by Paolo Javier with artwork/design by Rob Carmichael and Listening Center (David Mason) & Fel Santos

YET, poems by Carrie Etter

*  ABYSS, poems by Ya Hsien, Trans. by John Balcom

*  ONE DAUGHTER IS WORTH TEN SONS, poems by Jiwon Choi

WITHOUT AN ALPHABET, WITHOUT A FACE, poems by Saadi Youssef, Trans. by Khaled Mattawa

*  OVERYELLOW: THE POEM AS INSTALLATION ART by Nicolas Pesques, Trans. by Cole Swensen

*   PILGRIMAGE SUITES, poems by Derek Gromadzki

*  THIS HISTORY THAT JUST HAPPENED, poems by Hannah Craig

*  GO ON, poems by Ethel Rackin

*  THEY WHO SAW THE DEEP, poems by Geraldine Monk

*  IN ONE FORM, poems by Jane Lewity

*  DAUGHTERRARIUM, poems by Sheila McMullin

*  MILKSOP CODICIL, poems by Spree McDonald

*  AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY GENDER, poems by j/j hastain

*  OBJECTS FROM A BORROWED CONFESSION by Julie Carr

*  THE DEMOTION OF PLUTO: POEMS AND PLAYS by Deborah Meadows

*  TRANSLATION, THE BASS ACCOMPANIMENT: SELECTED POEMS by Deborah Meadows

*  BEASTS, RIVER, DRUNK MEN, GARDEN, BURST, & LIGHT: SEQUENCES AND LONG POEMS by Richard Hague

*  WE SHOULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING, poems by Martha Deed

*  18 OF 555, poems by John Lowther

* HOW TO ZING THE GOVERNMENT, poems by Travis Macdonald

*  DHAKA POEMS by Kristian Carlsson

*  BONE OF MY BONE, poems by Nicole Rollender

*  CUTTING EYES FROM GHOSTS, poems by Ariana D. Den Bleyker

*  YET ANOTHER BLUNTED ASCENT, poems by Matt Hill

*  INTERVAL: POEMS BASED ON BACH’S “GOLDBERG VARIATIONS” by Alice B. Fogel

*  PETTY POETRY FOR SCROTUS’ GIRLS, WITH POEMS FOR ELIZABETH WARREN AND  MICHELLE OBAMA by Melinda Luisa de Jesus

*  POST-TRUTH BLUES, poems by Colin Dardis

*  IN THESE DAYS OF RAGE, poem by John Bloomberg-Rissman

*  KNOW BETTER: POEMS OF RESISTANCE by Patricia Roth Schwartz

*  ORANGE CRUST & LIGHT, poems by Ronald Mars Lintz

*  EXPLANATION MODEL FOR ‘VIRUS’, poems by Freke Raiha

*  THE ART OF SALAMAT, poems by Aileen Cassinetto

*  B & O BLUES, poems by Aileen Cassinetto

*  POLITICAL APNEA, poems by Leah Mueller

*  THE VEIL DROPS, poems by Mark Young

*  IMAGINE RENAISSANCE, poems by Naomi Buck Palagi

*  STUBBORN, poems by Sheri Reda

*  SWAMP TALES, poems by Dan Ryan

*  A FORCE WITH NO NAME: CHAINED HAY(NA)KU, poems by Aileen Ibardaloza, Paul Cassinetto, and Wesley St. Jo with artwork by Herand Abordo

*  LIBERAL ELITE MEDIA RAG. SAD! , poems by Nicholas Michael Ravnikar

* CHICA/MUJER, poetry by Christine Stoddard

*  DEFYING TRUMPLANDIA: MORE PETTY PEMINIST POETRY by Melinda Luisa de Jesus

*  THE WAITSTAFF OF MAR-A-LARGO, poems by Mark Young

*  STOP ARMAGEDDON, poems and visual poetry by Howard Yosha

*  EXTREME VETTING, poems by Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt

*  BREAKFAST AT THE END OF CAPITALISM, poems by Michael Dickel

*  POEMS OF INNOCENCE AND GUILT by Tom Hibbard

*  THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL: AN ELECTION CYCLE by Andrew and Donora A. Rihn

*  SOME YEARS ASK, poems by Carol Dorf

NO RESPECT: NEW & SELECTED POEMS 1964-2000 by Gerard Malanga

POWER BALLADS, poems by Garrett Caples

SHORT TALKS, poems plus by Anne Carson

I LOVE IT THOUGH, poems by Alli Warren

THE LATEST WINTER, poems by Maggie Nelson

WIDENING INCOME INEQUALITY, poems by Frederick Seidel

NINE DRAGON ISLAND, poems by Eleanor Goodman

*  YEAR OF THE BUTTERFLY, poems by Gary Gautier

*  TWEET, poems by Aileen Cassinetto

*  DEFYING TRUMPLANDIA: PITHY PEMINIST POETRY by Melinda Luisa De Jesus

102 POEMS by Dan Waber (in manuscript)

ANO BA: VOICES FROM THE PILIPINX DIASPORA, Winter 2017, literary journal edited by Brian Braganza and Philip De Guzman with art director Ligaya Romero

KARTIKA REVIEW, Issue 16, Fall 2013, literary & arts journal, Managing Editor Sunny Woan

WHAT IS POETRY? (JUST KIDDING, I KNOW YOU KNOW): Interviews From the Poetry Project Newsletter (1983-2009) edited by Anselm Berrigan

ANTHOLOGY OF SCOTTISH POETS, co-edited by Neil Leadbeater and Sally Evans

*  NEVERTHELESS, #SHE PERSISTED, poetry anthology edited by Barbara Jane Reyes

RESIST MUCH / OBEY LITTLE: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance edited by Michael Boughn, John Bradley, Brenda Cárdenas, Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Kass Fleisher, Roberto Harrison, Kent Johnson, Andrew Levy, Nathaniel Mackey, Rubén Medina, Philip Metres, Nita Noveno, Julie Patton, Margaret Randall, Michael Rothenberg, Chris Stroffolino,
Anne Waldman, Marjorie Welish, Tyrone Williams

*  PUNETA: POLITICAL PILIPINX POETRY, Vol. 2, edited by Barbara Jane Reyes

*  PUNETA: POLITICAL PILIPINX POETRY, Vol. 3, edited by Luisa A. Igloria

*  MENOPAUSAL HAY(NA)KU FOR P-GRUBBERS, edited by Eileen R. Tabios

FILIPINO AMERICAN ARTIST DIRECTORY, curated by Janna Anonuevo Langholz

CONFESSIONS OF A VOLCANO, novel by Eric Gamalinda

THE MUSIC CHILD & THE MAHJONG QUEEN, novel by Alfred A. Yuson

THE LAST MISTRESS OF JOSE RIZAL, short stories by Brian Ascalon Roley

PROVENCE: ART DE VIVRE ET ARTISANAT by Amelia Saint George


WINES
2002 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
2013 Marc Colin Chassagne Montrachet Les Caillerts
1990 Guigal Hermitage
1995 Togni cabernet NV
2015 Domaine Huet Le Mont Moelleux Vouvray
2012 Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo Barbera d'Alba
2003 Chateau Montrose (Achilles’ birth year)
2007 Shafer Hillside Select
2012 Kent Price Pulse cabernet
2013 Rapp Ranch cabernet
Charles Ninot Cremient de Burgogne
2014 Ravenswood zinfandel
2001 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva Especial




Friday, March 17, 2017

TWO NEW POEMS

mark my first appearance in UNLIKELY STORIES:

"Robot Cosplay"
and
"Letter From Sarayaku"

Thanks to editor Jonathan Penton. These poems reflect my renewed interest in plain-speaking (plain by my standards) and stand-alone (vs. series-based) poems, and can be seen HERE.


A DIFFERENT TYPE OF HAY(NA)KU FOR THE TIMES...

That title says it all--my newest edited anthology:


Thanks to the participating poets: Sheila Bare, Melinda Luisa de Jesus, Glynda Velasco, John Bloomberg-Rissman, Aileen & Paul Cassinetto, Dan Waber, Jean Vengua and Moi. Also, I am grateful for Malaya's appearance on the anthology's back cover. As my friend John puts it, she's like the prequel to the front cover :)


So thanks to poet-publisher William Allegrezza for this is part of Moria Books' Locofo Chap series--you can see a free. pdf read HERE.  A print version is available for a mere $5 over HERE.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

POLITICAL PILIPINX POETRY IN (AT LEAST) THREE VOLUMES!

I'm delighted that my anthology PUNETA: POLITICAL PILIPINX POETRY  became a series to total three anthologies through Moria Books' Locofo Chap series! You can have free .pdf reads HERE. Link also has order information for print copies -- owning all three would be good for a historic set!




Thanks again to Jenny Ortuoste for the embroidered word, and Barbara for the idea of the series!