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.

Thursday, December 6, 2018


I'm pleased to share my next book will be THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL: Selected Visual Poetry 2001-2019 (Paloma Press, 2019). I hope it will come out next month. A strong believer, in "Thank  you," I'd like to acknowledge those in its acknowledgements page:


Deep gratitude to the editors, curators, and publishers of the following publications and spaces that first featured individual works from this collection:

Facebook hashtag #thebigboxstorepoetryproject curated by Pamela Hart: “Arrival: An Impossibility” (2016)

1000 VIEWS OF “GIRL SINGING”, Editor John Bloomberg-Rissman (Leafe Press, Nottingham, U.K., 2009): “GIRL SINGING” (2009), as well as the Afterword and referenced poem, “ANTI-WINTER: THE DOUBLE LIFE OF AN ANGEL

2006 INTERNATIONAL HAND MADE POSTCARD EXHIBITION curated by Suzlee Ibrahim and Nalur Seni at the Garden of Art, in collaboration with ARTPROJECT2006, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: “The Secret Lives of Punctuations” (2006)

Berfrois, Editor Russell Bennetts: “Witnessed in the Convex Mirror: Tense Past Tense / Tanka #160”

“CHROMATEXT REBOOTED” curated by Jean Marie Syjuco and Alfred A. Yuson, Cultural Center of the Philippines (Manila), 2015-2016: “DON’T CALL ME FILIPINO” (2015)

“CHROMATEXT RELOADED,” an exhibition curated by Sid Hildawa, Jean Marie Syjuco and Alfred A. Yuson; sponsored by the Philippine Literary Arts Council; and held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (Manila), 2007: “LISTING POEM: TOWARDS THE NEW FILIPINO SOCIETY” (2007)

Datableed, Editors Eleanor Perry and Juha Virtanen: “Witnessed in the Convex Mirror (#23) / Tanka #159”

E-Ratio, Editor Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino: “Witnessed in the Convex Mirror #27): Beyond the Stars / Tanka #148”; “Witnessed in the Convex Mirror (#16): Blind Physicists / Tanka #149”; and “Witnessed in the Convex Mirror (#59) / Tanka #150”

Evening Will Come: A Monthly Journal of Poetics (Issue 33)—Women of Visual Poetry Issue, Editor Jessica Smith: “Entry” (2013)

EVIDENCE OF FETUS DIVERSITY, Editor Eileen R. Tabios (Moria Books’ Locofo Chaps, Chicago, 2018): “Colonial Mentality”

EXCAVATING THE FILIPINO IN ME by Eileen R. Tabios (Tinfish, Hawai’I, 2016): “DON’T CALL ME FILIPINO” (2015)

“FACING FEMINISM” curated by Annette Marie Hyder (The McKnight Foundation and Walker Art Center): “A Feminist Can Make Achilles Heel” (2006)

Fieralingue, Editor Anny Ballardini: “ANTI-WINTER: THE DOUBLE LIFE OF AN ANGEL

h&, a journal of visual/concrete poetry curated by Ian Whistle: From “The Limits of CLOUDYGENOUS” (2018); “MY ADOPTION” (2018); “I Recall Forgetting A Secret From My Youth” (2018); “Erasing Amnesia” (2018); “KOMMAS: A Speculative Fiction” (2016); “Excerpt from the Novelist’s Diary (2016); “Mooring After Loss” (2016); “The Great American Novel” (2016); “For Christmas, the Hay(na)ku Visits Serbia” (2015); “The Outsider’s Dilemma” (2015); and “I Forget Forgetting My Skin Was Ruin” (2015)

I TAKE THEE, ENGLISH, FOR MY BELOVED by Eileen R. Tabios (Marsh Hawk Press, New York, 2005): “POEMS FORM/FROM THE SIX DIRECTIONS” (2002)

Nota Bene Eiswein by Eileen R. Tabios (Ahadada Books, Tokyo & Toronto, 2009): “Global Warming” (2009)

Otoliths, Editor Mark H. Young: “CLOUDYGENOUS ARS POETICA (2018); “Community of Vowels” (2018); “The Mortality Asemics” (Series #3) (2015); “The Corporate Cat” (2007); and “GRIDS” (2007)

Our Own Voice, Editor Reme Grefalda: “POEMS FORM/FROM THE SIX DIRECTIONS” (2002)

qarrtsiluni, Jan. 23, 2009, Editor Dave Bonta: “Poem-Sculpture Collaborations with Nick Carbo” (2005)

Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Editor Reb Livingston: “The Mortality Asemics” (Series #2) (2015)

Rigorous, Vol. Two, Issue 1, Editors Rosalyn Spencer, Kenyatta JP Garcia, Carla Williams, and Jonathan Penton: “Translation: Colonialism” (2018)

SitWithMoi Blog: “THE SECRET (An Unreadable Book)” (2013)

TANKA, VOL. I by Eileen R. Tabios (Simulacrum Press, Ontario, Canada, 2018): From “The MDR Poetry Generator: RE-MEMBER-ING TANKA (#10)”

The Big Box Poetry Project curated by Pamela Hart: “Arrival: An Impossibility” (2016)

THE LIGHT SANG AS IT LEFT YOUR EYES: Our Autobiography by Eileen R. Tabios (Marsh Hawk Press, New York, 2007): “LISTING POEM: TOWARDS THE NEW FILIPINO SOCIETY” (2007); and “The Corporate Cat” (2007)

The New Post-Literate: A Gallery of Asemic Writing curated by Michael Jacobson: “The Mortality Asemics” (Series #1) (2015)

THE SECRET LIVES OF PUNCTUATIONS, VOL. I by Eileen R. Tabios (xPress(ed), Espoo, Finland, 2006): “The Secret Lives of Punctuations” (2006)

Verity La, Managing Editor Michele Seminara: “From ‘PILIPINZ CLOUDYGENOUS’ (2018-2019)”

“World Association of Visual and Experimental Artists,” an international mail art exhibit, Curator Dejan Bogojevic, 19 Club National Musseum Valjevo, Serbia: “The Hay(na)ku Visits Serbia” (2015)


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