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.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


I should remind readers that Galatea Resurrects (GR), as ever, is looking to match books to readers.  To wit, if you'd like to review a book for GR, you cam go HERE for a list of available review copies.  Deadline is May 11, 2014, though I'm happy to take reviews earlier.

In addition to editing GR, I also write reviews. I suspect I've written about 300 reviews for Galatea Resurrects since I began it 7 years ago. Well, po-world gave back. To wit, 86 of those reviews -- chosen at random -- gave me raw material for a new hybrid poem that moi lazy ass really didn't want to undertake; my Marsh Hawk Press in-house-editor told me to write a critique-poem. So I grumpily did. And the result will be in SUN STIGMATA, moi multi-genre book coming out this Fall! And, Dear Poet, if you see your name below, you might have thanked me for doing a review but I'm the one now to thank YOU for feeding me, albeit in the most round-about way, what I needed to create the poem "HEART POETRY: A CRITIQUE"!

As I've said in the past, I don't have particular poetry titles in mind to review. I just try to read as widely as I can and whatever moves me to review become the titles I review. Which is to say, the list below also is a list of poetry powerful enough to have demanded my engagement: RECOMMENDED (well, except for the one ...).

One Poem's Bibliography:
Obsolete--an alphabet of poems inspired by dead words by Katie Haegele, with design by Noah Beytin (self-published, Jenkintown, PA, 2008)
Brushstrokes and glances by Djelloul Marbrook (Dearbrook Editions, Cumberland, ME, 2010)
Had Slaves by Catherine Sasanov (Firewheel Editions, Danbury, CT, 2010)
info ration by Stan Apps (Make Now, Los Angeles, 2007)
RED WALLS by James Tolan (Dos Madres Press, Loveland, OH, 2011)
My Life as a Doll by Elizabeth Kirschner (Autumn House Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008)
TO BE HUMAN IS TO BE A CONVERSATION by Andrea Rexilius (Rescue + Press, Milwaukee, WI, 2011)
There Are People Who Think That Painters Shouldn't Talk: A GUSTONBOOK by Patrick James Dunagan (The Post-Apollo Press, Sausalito, CA, 2011)
STILL: OF THE EARTH AS THE ARK WHICH DOES NOT MOVE by Matthew Cooperman (Counterpath Press, Denver, 2011)
Radiator by NF Huth (Laughing/Ouch/Cube/Publications / Leafe Press, Nottingham, U.K. and Claremont, CA, 2011)
Blue Collar Poet by G. Emil Reutter (StoneGarden.net Publishing, Danville, CA, 2009)
WAIFS AND STRAYS by Micah Ballard (City Lights, San Francisco, 2011)
DRAFT 96: VELOCITY by Rachel Blau DuPlessis (little red leaves textile editions, http://www.textileseries.com/, 2011)
we / cum ::: come / in the yield fields / amongst statues with interior arms by j/j hastain (above / ground press, Ottawa, 2012)
asymptotic lover//thermodynamic vents by j/j hastain (BlazeVOX Books, Buffalo, New York, 2008)
ENGINE EMPIRE by Cathy Park Hong (W.W. Norton and Company, New York / London, 2012)
CHINOISERIE by Karen Rigby (Ahsahta Press, Boise, ID, 2012)
HAVE by Marc Gaba (Tupelo Press, North Adams, MA, 2011)
catch light by Sarah O'Brien (Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, Minn., 2009)
Bending at the Elbow by Matyei Yankelevich (Minutes BOOKS, Hadley, MA, 2011)
ARDOR: poems of life by Janine Canan (Pilgrims Publishing, Varanasi, India, 2012)
Common Time by Chris Pusateri (Steerage Press, Boulder, CO & Normal, IL, 2012)
Angles of Incidents by Jon Curley (Dos Madres Press Inc., Loveland, OH, 2012)
cloudfang :: cakedirt by Daniela Olszewska (Horse Less Press,Providence, RI, 2012)
The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010, Edited by Kevin Young and Michael S. Glaser (BOA Editions, Rochester, N.Y., 2012)
MAY APPLE DEEP by Michael Sikkema (Horse Less Press, Providence, RI, 2012)
The Romances and other poems by Micah Cavaleri (Dead Man Publishing, Dollar Bay, Michigan, 2012)
clarity and other poems by Thomas Fink (Marsh Hawk Press, New York, 2008)
MERIDIAN by Kathleen Jesme (Tupelo Press, North Adams, MA, 2012)
WORK IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE: Poetry and Family Photographs by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish (West End Press, Albuquerque, NM, 2009)
THE BODY DOUBLE: a long poem by Jared Harel (Brooklyn Arts Press, Brooklyn, 2012)
Waxwings by Daniel Nathan Terry (Lethe Press, Maple Shade, N.J., 2012)
ONE BIRD FALLING by CB Follett (Time Being Books, St. Louis, Missouri, 2011)
AT THE TURNING OF THE LIGHT by CB Follett (Salmon Run Press, Chugiak, AK, 2001)
VISIBLE BONES by CB Follett (Plain View Press, Austin, 1998)
ITEMS by Tom Jenks (if p then q, Manchester, U.K., 2013)
Memory Cards by Susan Schultz (Singing Horse Press, San Diego, CA 2011)
THE GRAPEVINE by Richard Lopez (24th street irregular press, Sacramento, CA 2003)
All This Falling Away by Tim Armentrout (Dusi/e, Switzerland, 2007)
PRIOR by James Berger (BlazeVOX Books, Buffalo, N.Y., 2013)
modulations by Márton Koppány (Otoliths, Rockhampton, Australia, 2010)
Addenda by Márton Koppány (Otoliths, Rockhampton, Australia, 2012)
THE READER by Márton Koppány (Runaway Spoon Press, Port Charlotte, FL, 2011)
Rounding the Human Corners by Linda Hogan (Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, 2008)
Renegade // Heart by Lisa M. Cole (Blood Pudding Press, 2013)
He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Needs by Leonard Gontarek (Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn, N.Y., 2013)
Deja Vu Diner by Leonard Gontarek (Autumn House Press, Pittsburgh, PA 2006)
door of thin skins by Shira Dentz (CavanKerry Press, Fort Lee, New Jersey, 2013)
And so for you there is no heartbreak by K. Lorraine Graham (Dusie chaps, a kollektiv, Switzerland, 2007)
Psychedelic Norway by John Colburn (Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, Minn., 2013)
The Unfinished: Books I-VI by Mark DuCharme (BlazeVOX Books, Buffalo, N.Y., 2013)
BIG BAD ASTERISK* by Carlo Matos (BlazeVOX [books], Buffalo, N.Y., 2013)
New Orleans Variations and Paris Ouroboros by Paul Pines (Dos Madres, Loveland, OH, 2013)
Sister, Blood and Bone by Paula Cary (Blood Pudding Press, Ohio, 2013)
pleth by j/j hastain and Marthe Reed (Unlikely Books, Lafayette, LA, 2013)
from behind the blind by Robert Murphy (Dos Madres Press, Loveland, OH, 2013)
A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns by John Yau (Distributed Arts Publishers, New York, 2008)
A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca (Grove Press, New York, 2001)
Behave: California Rant 66 by Steve Tills (dPress, Sebastopol, CA, 2004)
Behind the Wheel: Poems About Driving by Janet S. Wong (Margaret K. Elderberry Books/Simon & Schuster, New York, 1999)
Cleaving by Dion Farquhar (Poets Corner Press, Stockton, CA, 2007)
Zamboanguena by Corrine Fitzpatrick (Sona Books, Brooklyn, 2007)
Amigo Warfare by Eric Gamalinda (Cherry Grove Editions, Cincinnati, OH, 2007)
Lyrics From A Dead Language by Eric Gamalinda (Anvil Publishing, Manila,1991)
nineteen hours (radio edit) by Jim Wagner (chapbookpublisher.com, Pennsylvania, 2009)
100 Scenes by Tim Gaze (Transgressor / Wider Screenings, 2010)
A Musics by Carrie Hunter (arrow as arrow, 2010)
Open Night by Aaron Lowinger (Transmission Press, San Francisco, 2008)
TIME OF SKY / CASTLES IN THE AIR by Ayane Kawata, Translated by Sawako Nakayasu (Litmus Press, Brooklyn, 2010)
EASY EDEN by Micah Ballard and James Patrick Dunagan (PUSH, San Francisco, 2009)
Analfabeto / An Alphabet by Ellen Baxt (Shearsman Books, Exeter, U.K., 2007)
I Was the Jukebox by Sandra Beasley (W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 2010)
For the Ordinary Artist: Short Reviews, Occasional Pieces & More by Bill Berkson (BlazeVOX Books, Buffalo, N.Y., 2010)
Portrait and Dream: New and Selected Poems by Bill Berkson (Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, 2009)
BALLISTICS by Billy Collins (Random House, New York, 2008)
BONE BOUQUET: a journal of poetry by women, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Winter 2011 (no locale cited, 2011)
INSIDES SHE SWALLOWED by Sasha Pimentel Chacon (West End Press, Albuquerque, NM, 2010)
EASTER SUNDAY by Barbara Jane Reyes (ypolita press, San Francisco, 2008)
Simon J. Ortiz: A Poetic Legacy of Indigenous Continuance, Edited by Susan Berry Brill de Ramirez and Evelina Zuni Lucero (University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, 2009)
DISCLOSURE by Dana Teen Lomax (Dusie Kollektiv, 2009)
ENDGAMES by Márton Koppány (Otoliths, Rockhampton, Australia, 2008)
AS IF IT FELL FROM THE SUN: An Etherdome Anthology: Ten Years of Women's Writing, Edited by Colleen Lookingbill & Elizabeth Robinson (Includes Merle Bachman, Faith Barrett, Margaret Butterfield, Erica Carpenter, Valerie Coulton, Caroline Crumpacker, Susanne Dyckman, Kelly Everding, Renata Ewing, Amanda Field, Kate Greenstreet, Anne Heide, Brydie MPherson Kuchi, Erica Lewis, Susan Manchester, Linda Norton, Roberta Olson, Megan Pruiett, Lisa Rappoport, Sarah Suzor, and Stacy Szymaszek) (EtherDome Chapbooks/Instance, San Francisco & Boulder, 2012)
Apparition Poems by Adam Fieled (BlazeVOX Books, Buffalo, N.Y., 2010)
Forget Reading by Anthony Hawley (Shearsman Books, Exeter, U.K., 2008)
Genji Monogatari by Mark Young (Otoliths, Rockhampton, Australia, 2010)
HOUSES: a poem by CB Follett (Tebot Bach, Huntington Beach, CA, 2011)
ntst: the collected pwoermds of Geof Huth (if p then q, Manchester, U.K., 2010)
NO GENDER: REFLECTIONS ON THE LIFE & WORK OF kari edwards, Edited by Julian Brolaski, erica kaufman & E. Tracy Grinnell (Includes Cara Benson, Frances Blau, Mark Brasuell, Julian T. Brolaski, Reed Bye, Marcus Civin, CAConrad, Donna de la Perrière, E. Tracy Grinnell, Rob Halpern, Jen Hofer, Brenda Iijima, Lisa Jarnot, erica kaufman, Kevin Killian, Wendy Kramer, Joseph Lease, Rachel Levitsky, Joan MacDonald, Bill Marsh, Chris Martin, Yedda Morrison, Eileen Myles, Akilah Oliver, Tim Peterson, Ellen Redbird, Leslie Scalapino, Michael Smoler, Sherman Souther, Eleni Stecopoulos, and Anne Waldman) (a Venn Diagram Production by Litmus Press / Belladonna Books, Brooklyn, New York, 2009)

1 comment:

  1. Gr. Actually, I'm just blogging to distract moiself from the Super Bowl. As I typed this, it's just a few minutes before the first half ends... I'm pro-Omaha.