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, April 3, 2015


I've lived in Napa Valley for about 12 years now, and I've deliberately kept a low profile here as regards being a poet.  Most of my readings as a Napa Resident occurred/occur in New York and San Francisco.  But I guess the valley is catching up with me.  April, as that hoax called "National Poetry Month," began with a reading and judging of a poetry contest forthcoming in Napa.  And, today, while doing chores along Main Street, I stopped by a bookstore and was surprised to see one of my books there, AGAINST MISANTHROPY,...which the bookseller then asked me to sign. I've not looked for this, but I guess it's all nifty.  Here's my book at the "Local Authors" section and, this being Napa, of course there's poetry but mostly cookbooks -- fortunately, another local resident is one of the most brilliant chefs alive today and it's an honor to have my book sidle up against A NEW NAPA CUISINE by Michelin 3-star chef  Christopher Kostow.  It seems fitting that AGAINST MISANTHROPY's publisher is a poet but also brilliant chef, Geoffrey Gatza.  Synchronicities!


  1. Very cool. It seems appropriate, too, that your book is close to The Art of Fermentation!

  2. Blog-filing: http://napavalleyregister.com/star/news/opinion/columnists/aunt-helena/aunt-helena/article_2d509535-76c0-595b-a7d1-8218c102daa4.html