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, December 30, 2016


I'm behind but need to update my Relished W(h)ines update of recently imbibed books and wines.  As ever, please note that in the Publications section, if you see an asterisk before the title, that means a review copy is available for Galatea Resurrects!  More info on that HERE. And note there's no longer a specific deadline for Galatea--reviews are posted as soon as they're received/accepted!

SOME MORE STRANGE METEORITES, poems by Mark Young (in manuscript. so fabulous I decided to publish it in 2017 through Meritage Press!)

(Reconsolidation by Janice Lee)

RECONSOLIDATION: OR IT’S THE GHOSTS WHO WILL ANSWER YOU, poetry by Janice Lee (I am still unable to write about my mother’s death—this impressive and moving document inches me closer to the possibility. LinkedIn Poetry Recommendations (LPR) #258) 

SOWING THE WIND: A REQUIEM IN THE MODERN WORLD, poems by Ed Foster (wise and nuanced. (LPR) #255)

OPERATIONS, poetry/poetics by Moez Surani (brilliant. LPR #256)

MICROCHIPS FOR MILLIONS, poems by Janice Lobo Sapigao (I read this in manuscript and it was powerful then; Edwin Lozada’s book design and Jessica Sabogal’s cover image created a fittingly powerful object for Janice’s words. LPR #257)

ONLY MORE SO, poems by Millicent Borges Accardi (powerful lyrics)

HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF HAPPY, poems by Eleni Sikelianos (rather cool)

UNFINISHED STUDY OF A FRENCH GIRL, poems by Todd Swift (well-done)

*  DISASTER, poems by Madison Davis (moving and sharp and powerfully evocative. Slowed my read to ensure I caught every word)

ORANGES IN JANUARY, poems by Pansy Maurer-Alvarez (luminous and effects much (dark) pleasure)

THE HEART'S TRAFFIC: A NOVEL IN POEMS by Ching-In Chen (moving and engaging)

THE NIGHT COULD GO IN EITHER DIRECTION, poems and a conversation by Kim Addonozio and Brittany Perham (a wonderful collaboration where 1 + 1 > 2)

ENTANGLED BANK by James Sherry (outstanding piece in “Written in a Subway Stalled Under the East River”)

LANDSCAPE/HEARTBREAK, poems by Michelle Penaloza (well-conceived and manifested)

ENVELOPE POEMS by Emily Dickinson (love seeing the ephemerality of these poems. Wonderful production/presentation by Christine Burgin/New Directions)

THE GOOD LIFE, poems by Brandon Brown (I am late to him but am a definite fan)

A RED WITCH, EVERY WHICH WAY by Juliet Cook and j/j hastain (love the language and there’s a fabulous interview at back of book)

GRIM SERIES, poems by Kristine Ong Muslim

PEI PEI THE MONKEY KING, poems by Wawa, trans. by Henry Wei Lung

ANEMAL UTER MECK, poems by Mg Roberts

LOOK, poems by Solmaz Sharif

CHANGING, poems by Richard Berengarten


I REMEMBER, poems by Joe Brainard

DOMESTICATION HANDBOOK, poems by Kristen Stone

PEI PEI THE MONKEY KING, poems by Wawa, Trans. by Henry Wei Leung

ORANGES IN JANUARY, poems by Pansy Maurer-Alvarez

*  SPIRAL STAIRCASE, poems by Hirato Renkichi, Trans. by Sho Sugita

*  DISINHERITANCE, poems by John Sibley Williams


*  WHITE DECIMAL, poems by Jean Daive, trans. by Norma Cole

*  LOST ORIGINALS, poems by David B. Goldstein

*  SILVIJA, poems by Sandra Ridley

*  SLABS, poems by Brittany Billmeyer-Finn

*  HOW TO DRAW A RHINOCEROS, poems by Kate Sutherland

*  ONLY MORE SO, poems by Millicent Borges Accardi

*  THE FIELD, poems by Robert Andrew Perez

*  WOMAN AT THE CUSP, poems by Daniel Shapiro

*  SOUTHNESS, poems by Vincent Katz

*  ANIMALS OF DAWN, poems by Murat Nemet-Nejat

*  WATCHFUL, poems by Molly Bendal

*  SQUANDER, poems by Elena Karina Byrne

*  HOUSE A, poems by Jennifer S. Cheng

*  GUERA, poems by Rebecca Gaydos

*  OCULAR PROOF, poems by Martha Ronk

*  GHOST NETS, poems by John Wilkinson

*  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, poems by Panagiotis A. Tsonis

*  ROAM, poems by Laressa Dickey

*  NEW LIFE, poems by Dan O’Brien

*  AUTOCINEMA, poems by Gaspar Orozco, Trans. by Mark Weiss

*  AN INTERMITTENT MUSIC, poems by Ted Pearson

*  PHANTOM HOUR, poems by James Meetze

*  SAFE SPACE, poems by Jos Charles

*  AFTER WE ALL DIED, poems by Allison Cobb

*  THE ESPRESSO BETWEEN SLEEP AND WAKEFULNESS, poems by Roberto Echavarren, Trans. by Donald Wellman & Author

*  SONATA IN K, novel/poetry by Karen An-hwei Lee

*  MEGA-CITY REDUX, poems by Alyse Knorr

*  THE WORLD AS PRESENCE / EL MUNDO COMO SER, poems by Marcelo Morales, Trans. by Kristin Dykstra

*  RADIO: WIRELESS POEM IN THIRTEEN MESSAGES & UNCOLLECTED POEMS by Kyn Taniya, Trans. by David Shook with graphics by Daniel Godinez-Nivon

*  ARRIVE ON WAVE: COLLECTED POEMS of GIL OTT, edited by Trace Peterson, Gregory Laynor & Eli Goldblatt (Chax Press, Victoria, TX, 2016)

HAPPILY, poems by Lyn Hejinian


STORMY MONDAYS, poems by Skip Fox

SALVAGE, poems by Kristy Bowen

THE DAY UNDERNEATH THE DAY, poems by C. Dale Young

ARC & HUE, poems by Tara Betts


I’M VERY INTO YOU: CORRESPONDENCE 1995-1996 by Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark

THE GREAT CALIFORNIA ART MOVEMENT: UC DAVIS FINE ART ALUMNI EXHIBITION: 1960-1990, edited by Melissa Mabuchi, Krista Bonelli and Mark Rudd

ONIONS IN THE STEW, memoir by Betty MacDonald

GUILTY MINDS, novel by Joseph Finder

DEAD EYE, novel by Mark Greaney

HOME, novel by Harlan Coben

THE SHADOW PATROL, novel by Alex Berenson

THE NIGHT RANGER, novel by Alex Berenson

2010 Chiarlo Barbaresco
2010 1313 Main cabernet NV
2015 Layer Cake cabernet
2012 Black Slate Priorat
2009 Altamura Negroamauro
2011 Altamura Sangiovese
2010 Ravenswood Belloni zinfandel
2012 Charles Krug merlot
2009 Finca Dofi (Thanksgiving wine)
2014 Calera chardonnay Central Coast
2012 Chase Hayne zinfandel
Kracher Trockenbeerenauslese
2011 Comtes Lafon Mersault-Porusots
Delamotte Champagne Brut
2012 Domaine De Montille “Les Greves”
2010 Caroline Parent Gevrey-Chambertin
1989 Pichon Comtese de Lalande
2015 Kracher Pinot Gris Burgenland
2014 Domaine Lassagne “Vielles Vignes,” St. Amour, Beaujolais
2008 Besllum  Montsant
2010 Catena cabernet sauvignon (Argentinian: available at Safeway)
Pierre Peters “Cuvee de Reserve,” Blanc de Blancs, Le Mesnil Sur-Oger
Campbells Merchant Prince muscat
1990 Ch. Lafite (Christmas wine)

France Trip:
2010 Chave Hermitage Blanc
2006 Rayas
2004 Pommery Louise Brut Nature
2010 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage Chevalier de Sterimberg
2009 Paul Jaboulet Hermitage La Petite Chapelle
1997 Michel Chapoutier Chante-Alouette Hermitage Blanc
1990 Chave Hermitage
1990 Jaboulet La Chapelle
1998 Chateau Beaucastel
2009 Domaine Hauvette Les Baux de Provence Cornaline
2006 Tattinger Tete du Cuvee Champagne
1993 Dujac Clos de la Roche
2002 DRC La Tache
2005 Weinlaubenho Kracher Borgenland Welschriesling Trockenbeeren Auslese

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