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, February 19, 2017


I sort of thought I was done with my project The MDR Poetry Generator--after all, it'd already  generated nearly ten books or bookish projects through the 134 poems it spat out generated. But the Generator cranked itself up for Poem #135, which created my latest chap from Moria Books' politically-oriented Locofo chap series:

As the above back cover says, "Even the machine protests..."

The front cover, by they way, reflects how I've been taking advantage of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's boost of public domain images from its collection. So on the front is a leaf from a Beatus Manuscript: “at the Clarion of the Fifth Angel's Trumpet, a Star Falls from the Sky; the Bottomless Pit is Opened with a Key; Emerging from the Smoke, Locusts Come Upon the Earth and Torment the Deathless”. Ca 1180. Spanish. Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Cloisters Collection, Rogers and Harris Brisbane Dick Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1991. Thank you, Met!

For the same reason--thank you, Met!-- inside the chap is “Angel Applicant” by Paul Klee. Gouache, ink, and graphite on paper mounted on cardboard. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Berggruen Klee Collection, 1984.

Anyway, a free .pdf read HERE (scroll down), as well as a print copy available through HERE.

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