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.

Monday, May 29, 2017

GALATEA RESURRECTS--MAY EDITION!


I'm pleased to share that Galatea Resurrects closes out the May month with 19 new reviews plus some features, including the urgent Poetry response to Alex Tizon's article in The Atlantic about Eudocia Tomas Pulido.  You can go HERE for the issue, though I reprint Table of Contents below for convenience:


MAY
FEATURE: Poetry In Response to Alex Tizon's article, "My Family Slave" as regards Eudocia Tomas PulidoThe Atlantic, June 2017. Poems by Jonel Abellanosa, Jim Pascual Agustin, Kimberly Alidio, Michelle Bautista, Aileen Cassinetto, Melinda Luisa de Jesús, Elaine Dolalas, Rose Linda Gonzales, Maileen Hamto, Luisa A. Igloria, Sean Labrador Y Manzano, Agnes Marton, D Hideo Maruyama, Amy Ray Pabalan, Aloysiusi Lionel Polintan, Barbara Jane Reyes, Tony Robles, Irene Suico Soriano, Leny Mendoza Strobel, Eileen R. Tabios, Jean Vengua, and Alfred A. Yuson
(5/29)

"Broken Verse" by Darrell Nettles
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (5/28)

Explanation model for 'Virus' by Freke Räihä
Engaged by Thérèse Bachand (5/27)

Love Song to a Blue God by Sophie Strand
Reviewed by Tamas Panitz (5/26)

Weathered Reports: Trump Surrogate Quotes From the Underground by Amy Bassin and Mark Blickley
Reviewed by M. Earl Smith (5/25)

The Fair Parts of Shadows by Dhiman Chakraborty
Engaged by Runa Bandyopadhyay (5/24)

Stop Armageddon by Howard Yosha
Reviewed by M. Earl Smith (5/23)

“I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson” Exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum (organized with Amherst College), New York City, Jan. 20-May 28, 2017
Reviewed by Adam DeGraff (5/8)

Driftwood Monster: Haiku for Troubled Times by Kath Abela Wilson
Reviewed by M. Earl Smith (5/8)

B & O Blues by Aileen Cassinetto
Reviewed by M. Earl Smith (5/7)

Ghazals 1-59 And Other Poems by Sheila E. Murphy and Michelle Greenblatt 
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (5/7)

Manifesto of the Moment by mIKEAL aND (1)
Reviewed by Matt Hill (5/6)

Manifesto of the Moment by mIKEAL aND (2)
Reviewed by M. Earl Smith (5/6)

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT by Olivia Stiffler
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (5/5)

Check & Balance by Luisa A. Igloria
Reviewed by M. Earl Smith (5/5)

FANTASTIC CARYATIDS: A Conversation with Art by Anne Waldman & Vincent Katz
Engaged by Eileen Tabios (5/4)

La Police by Bill Lavender
Reviewed by M. Earl Smith (5/4)

A CAPacious Act by Charles A. Perrone
Reviewed by M. Earl Smith (5/3)

Afterword by Nick Piombino to Text Loses Time by Nico Vassilakis
(5/2)

IMAGINE RENAISSANCE by Naomi Buck Palagi
Reviewed by M. Earl Smith (5/1)

The Owl Still Asking: Tanka for Troubled Times by Kath Abela Wilson
Reviewed by M. Earl Smith (5/1)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

21 YEARS OF WRITING BOOKS




I had to prepare this list for a project and needed to "file" it somewhere. Entonces: Here, as what's a blog for? AND if you've read just one of these books/chapbooks/collections by me, I am very grateful. Thank you.


BY EILEEN R. TABIOS

POETRY
After The Egyptians Determined The Shape of the World is a Circle, 1996
Beyond Life Sentences, 1998

The Empty Flagpole (CD with guest artist Mei-mei Berssenbrugge), 2000
Ecstatic Mutations, 2001 (with short stories and essays)
Reproductions of The Empty Flagpole, 2002
Enheduanna in the 21st Century, 2002
There, Where the Pages Would End, 2003
Menage a Trois With the 21st Century, 2004
Crucial Bliss Epilogues, 2004
The Estrus Gaze(s), 2005

SONGS OF THE COLON, 2005

POST BLING BLING, 2005

I Take Thee, English, For My Beloved, 2005

The Secret Lives of Punctuations, Vol. I, 2006

Dredging for Atlantis, 2006


It’s Curtains, 2006
SILENCES: The Autobiography of Loss, 2007

The Singer and Others: Flamenco Hay(na)ku, 2007

The Light Sang As It Left Your Eyes: Our Autobiography, 2007

NOTA BENE EISWEIN, 2009

Footnotes to Algebra: Uncollected Poems 1995-2009, 2009

Roman Holiday, 2010

THE THORN ROSARY: Selected Prose Poems and New 1998-2010, 2010

the relational elations of ORPHANED ALGEBRA (with j/j hastain), 2012
5 Shades of Gray, 2012

THE AWAKENING: A Long Poem Triptych & A Poetics Fragment, 2013

147 MILLION ORPHANS (MMXI-MML), 2014

44 RESURRECTIONS, 2014
SUN STIGMATA (Sculpture Poems), 2014
I FORGOT LIGHT BURNS, 2015
DUENDE IN THE ALLEYS, 2015
INVENT(ST)ORY: Selected Catalog Poems & New (1996–2015), 2015
THE CONNOISSEUR OF ALLEYS, 2016
The Gilded Age of Kickstarters, 2016
Excavating the Filipino in Me, 2016
I FORGOT ARS POETICA, 2016
AMNESIA: Somebody’s Memoir, 2016
THE OPPOSITE OF CLAUSTROPHOBIA: Prime’s Anti-Autobiography, 2017
Post-Ecstasy Mutations, 2017
On Green Lawn, The Scent of White, 2017
TO BE AN EMPIRE IS TO BURN, 2017
If They Hadn’t Worn White Hoods … (with John Bloomberg-Rissman), 2017
What Shivering Monks Comprehend, 2017
YOUR FATHER IS BALD: Selected Hay(na)ku Poems, 2017
IMMIGRANT: Hay(na)ku & Other Poems In A New Land, 2017
COMPREHENDING MORTALITY (with John Bloomberg-Rissman), 2017
Big City Cante Intermedio, 2017
WINTER ON WALL STREET: A Novella-in-Verse, 2017
MAKING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH GREAT AGAIN, 2017
MANHATTAN: An Archaeology, 2017
HIRAETH: Tercets From the Last Archipelago, 2018


FICTION
Behind The Blue Canvas, 2004
SILK EGG: Collected Novels 2009-2009, 2011


PROSE COLLECTIONS
Black Lightning, 1998 (poetry essays/interviews)

My Romance, 2002 (art essays with poems)

The Blind Chatelaine’s Keys, 2008 (biography with haybun)
#EileenWritesNovel, 2017 (diary)



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

#EILEENWRITESNOVEL OUT IN PRINT!

Otoliths has always been smart about utilizing the internet and POD technology which means their journal has both online and print components. So if anyone (besides me for perhaps the purpose of looking for an agent) wants a 90-page paperback on my year-long diary about writing a novel's first draft -- complete with selfies of the process' effect on moi -- go HERE!



Sunday, May 21, 2017

THE FILIPINO AMERICAN ARTIST DIRECTORY!


"(De)Centered: An Exhibition of Filipino American Artists," the Fil-Am Artist Directory's first exhibit will be up at WAS gallery (Washington D.C.) through June 16 (for more info, go to http://www.filamartistdirectory.com/events/ ; the above image is from the exhibition's announcement). Meanwhile, Directory founder Janna Añonuevo Langholz reads my Reproductions of the Empty Flagpole with Directory advisor Isabel Manalo's guinea pig. I love a diversified audience for (my) poetry!



I'm also an Advisor to the Directory and one of  my projects is an ekphrasis-based creative writing series in response to art from the artists in the Directory. If you'd like to participate, go for more information to  http://www.filamartistdirectory.com/call-for-writing




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

For CENTER FOR ART AND THOUGHT FUNDRAISER!


I'm delighted to share that  INVENT(ST)ORY, my second Selected book of poems is part of the swag for a worthwhile Fundraiser on behalf of the Center for Art and Thought. Here's an about:

The Center for Art and Thought (CA+T) is a web-based arts and education 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. From our award-winning web platform, we take the Philippines and Filipinos as a point of departure for thinking about culture globally. The Philippines, where global processes like colonialism, migration, and globalization come together, is an ideal starting point for understanding pressing contemporary global issues, from labor migration to environmental crises. CA+T’s virtual platform presents creative and scholarly works exploring these questions through four cornerstone programs: 1) Curated Exhibitions, 2) Commissioned Works, 3) a DIALOGUES series of moderated, thematically-driven conversations, and 4) a one-of-a-kind Artist-in-Residence Virtual Residency program.

If you donate for my book, let me know and I'll send you signed copies of two different books so as to make your donation a bargain!  Info on fundraiser HERE.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

"DEAR MAMA" HONORS MOM AND MOTHER'S DAY

I'm honored that my poem "Dear Mama," the pivotal poem in IMMIGRANT: Hay(na)ku & Other Poems in a New Land (Locofo, 2017) was part of today's Mother's Day service at my local United Methodist Church. It was in company with poems by Langston Hughes, Billy Collins and Mary Oliver. To live long enough to see how one's poems can fit into "everyday" life is a blessing. Thanks to my pastor and also author Audrey Ward for curating the event and asking me:



Details and more photos are available HERE.





Thursday, May 4, 2017

MAKING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH GREAT AGAIN!


Yes, I actually did that poem-a-day thing last month, which was April as National Poultry Poetry Month. Good thing, too, as it helped me formulate my next "poetry series," The Ashbery Riff-Offs. Well, that series just released its first publication, a Locofo chap,

MAKING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH GREAT AGAIN!

Isn't that a click-bait title? How can you avoid checking it out?!

A free .pdf read is available at the publisher's web site HERE.

Hard copies are available through HERE.

Hope you enjoy!