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, October 4, 2015


At Third Filipino-American International Book Festival with Karen Llagas (2nd from left) and starting with 5th from left, Edwin Lozada, Cecilia Brainard, Eileen Tabios, Luis Francia, Barbara Jane Reyes, Erin Kelly, Nikki Alfar, Lisa Suguitan Melnick and Dean Alfar.


Big Book Weekend! Above is a shot of just some of the books I picked up at the Third Filipino-American International Book Festival. Karma smiled as I discover when reading through the first book of the pile, Mg Roberts' not so, sea that one of my poems is excerpted into an epigraph next to a quote from Helene Cixous-woot! 

And let me not forget to mention picking up four promised reviews for the next Halo-Halo Review!  Anyway, here are some photos from the Book Festival as I womanned the Meritage Press Book Table with the fetching assistance of Michelle Bautista's daughter, Gabriella:

(Karen Llagas with her book, ARCHIPELAGO DUST!)

(Poet-fictionist Oscar Penaranda with a copy of VERSES TYPHOON YOLANDA!)

(Poet Amy Pabalan peruses Meritage Press' books!)

P.S.  SUN STIGMATA apparently has many suns ... as it should:


  1. It was a wonderful and enlightening experience. I needed more time (and money) to shop at the bookstore! Lovely to meet you.

  2. It was FANTASTIC to meet you, Candy. I totally enjoyed your presentation!!! And, frankly, I think someone should still publish your idea of the kid who kept taking off hir body parts every time s/he took off a piece of clothing ... :)