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.

Saturday, August 16, 2014


          wanted to 
          break the language 

heard the 
sounds at dawn

         -from "Conform" by William Allegrezza

Delighted to be spending time going through the manuscript of what looks to be the sixth full-length, single-author hay(na)ku book.  This will be PORT LIGHT by William Allegrezza.

It’ll come on the heels of Ernesto Priego’s NOT EVEN DOGS, John Bloomberg-Rissman’s NO SOUNDS OF MY OWN MAKING as well as FLUX, CLOT & FROTH, Scott Keeney's SAPPHO DOES HAY(NA)KU, and, as a hay(na)ku derivation my own 147 MILLION ORPHANS which is an all-haybun collection.  According to the Hay(na)ku Bibliography, there’s another full-length hay(na)ku collection out there in manuscript-form that came out of a visual poetry class taught by Nick Carbo at University of Miami: But I don’t think that manuscript has been published (yet).  So I'm happy to see Bill come through!  Hay(na)ku -- you travel the world and have staying power!

Here's another from Bill, an "on point hay(na)ku:

does not 
dance on watch


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