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, February 9, 2015


I've been grinning over the cover to my book AGAINST MISANTHROPY: A Life in Poetry (2015-1995), forthcoming from BlazeVOX Books.  It features a photograph by Geoffrey Gatza.  The result is something I find deliciously odd ... odd in a good way, of course!  More information about the book will be forthcoming but, for now, here's the cover and a book description below:

Book Description:

2015 marks the 20th year anniversary of Eileen R. Tabios’ “career switch” from banking to poetry.  AGAINST MISANTHROPY presents her life as a self-educated poet—from, as a newbie poet, reading through all of the poetry books of her local Barnes and Noble as she scratched her head over what poetry is supposed to be … to more recently creating a poetry generator capable of making poems without additional authorial intervention.  Along her journey, she also released about 30 poetry collections, two fiction books and four prose collections with the help of publishers in eight countries.  Ultimately, however, her so far 20-year poetry journey has taught her that poetry’s greatest gift is the means by which to forge a new life as a better person.  As one of her Facebook friends Maxwell Clark told her, and she agrees, “The best person is the best poet.”