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, July 31, 2015


With much joy, I share that my manuscript AMNESIA: Somebody's Memoir has been accepted for publication by Black Radish Books for a 2016 release! I am delighted at joining the company of such fine innovative poets whose work I respect, love and enjoy!

For a sample poem along with responses to that poem by Marthe Reed, John Bloomberg-Rissman, Leny Strobel, Anne Gorrick, lars palm and Sheila Murphy, you can go to the lovely Otoliths journal edited by Mark Young for the following folio: "[6 x 1] + [1 x 6]."


I also thank Mark Young for accepting three of my "Mortality Asemics" to be part of the latest issue of Otoliths.  Go HERE to see fabulous work by Cecelia Chapman, Felino A. Soriano, Texas Fontanella, Heath Brougher, George McKim, Kyle Hemmings, Philip Byron Oakes, Jim Leftwich, Paul Summers, Annette Plasencia, Steve Dalachinsky, Karl Kempton, Vernon Frazer, Pete Spence, Eileen R. Tabios, Anna Ryan-Punch, Toby Fitch, Olivier Schopfer, Carlyle Baker, Lakey Comess, A. A. Kostas, John M. Bennett, Cheryl Penn, Joel Chace, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Jack Galmitz, Ric Carfagna, Owen Vince, Keith Kumasen Abbott, Russell Bennetts & Rauan Klassnik, Marco Giovenale, David Greenslade, Chris Moran, Alyson Miller, Raymond Farr, John Pursch, Richard Kostelanetz, Michael Jacobson, hiromi suzuki, Tyler Pruett, Rosaire Appel, Lee Ballentine, Jessie Janeshek, Márton Koppány, Sal Randolph, Jim McCrary, John Lowther, Sabine Miller, Volodymyr Bilyk, Howie Good, John Martone, Tim Wright, Eric Hoffman, Bill Wolak, Jeff Harrison, David Adès, Kathup Tsering, Natsuko Hirata, Tim Gaze, Daniel Pilkington, sean burn, Patrick Williams, Rob Stuart, Amelia Dale, Spencer Selby, Tony Beyer, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Carol Stetser, Joe Balaz, Bobbi Lurie, Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, Ed Baker, Emma Corcoran, Sean Bolton, bruno neiva, Barnaby Smith, dan raphael, PT Davidson, Sheila E. Murphy, Cherie Hunter Day, A. Scott Britton, Marco Diotallevi, Willie Smith, Susan Connolly, SS Prasad, Michael Brandonisio, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Mark Russell, Bob Heman, Ian Gibbins, J. D. Nelson, Lotto Thießen, Sam Langer, harry k stammer, & Katrinka Moore. 


For some reason, this was a particularly active week. Earlier in the week I finished and submitted a poetics essay. I edited a short-story collection and, this afternoon, submitted it to a publisher. I also worked hard on a new venture: a new journal that will present reviews and other engagements with works in all genres by Filipino authors. So, as they first said through disco, THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY!!

From Otoliths, here's some of my white hair, a cost of it all ... :

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