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.

Saturday, November 9, 2019


As the year approaches its end, I've had to make the final decision. Galatea Resurrects' sabbatical will become permanent (http://grarchives.blogspot.com)--I think that Galatea R. has had its moment under the sun. And, actually, that project lasted years longer than I anticipated it would. So, I thank all the volunteer reviewers and authors and publishers who've participated in this idealistic endeavor--the reviews will be available for as long as the internet exists at http://galatearesurrects.blogspot.com We are extremely proud of Galatea R.'s unique ability to spotlight independent presses where we personally feel much of the advanced forms of poetry thrive.

As well, stellar editor John Bloomberg-Rissman and I had been preparing an encyclopedia-length Selected version of Galatea Resurrects. We've both agreed to defer the project--a print version simply is antithetical to the freeloading (pun intended) spirit of Galatea who wants open access to its engagements. So let its reviews/engagements/poetry remain in the cloud versus land on land. Let the trees remain on land.

Trees surround the real-life Galatea on earth. And it bears a house stuffed with books of poetry--all of which has been or will be read. May that thought gladden your day.

Thursday, November 7, 2019


I was delighted to write the essay for Miriam Bloom's and Ron Morosan's "IN-TER-WO-VEN" joint retrospective exhibition. If you would like a copy of that catalogue, you can contact Westwood Gallery where the exhibit is ongoing through to Nov. 16, 2019. You also can see exhibit images by clicking on the link, though I'm delighted to present the following art (click on all images to enlarge):

Drawing by Ron Morosan 

"Clouds and Sand" by Miriam Bloom, 50 inches high 

 "Hall of Art" by Ron Morosan, oil and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 70 inches

"The Open," a joint and site-specific installation by Miriam Bloom and Ron Morosan

I'm also delighted to present a poem written by Guggenheim awardee Serge Gavronsky. Serge Gavronsky wrote his poem in response to Miriam's and Ron's exhibition; a bio is presented beneath his poem:
Click on all images to enlarge

Tuesday, November 5, 2019


Today the 8th issue of The Halo-Halo Review is fresh!  I’m happy to share the first review of The In(tervention of the Hay(na)ku by self-described “emerging critical scholar” Maileen Dumelod Hamto. You can see her review HERE but here’s an excerpt that of course makes me sniffle:

“Poetry rules are sometimes made to be broken,” Tabios writes. At its core, the Hay(na)ku is liberatory and emancipatory, similar in magnitude to the genius of Black American inventors and innovators in literature, music and other creative pursuits. By developing the Hay(na)ku, Tabios invited her contemporaries to define FilAm, U.S.-born-and-bred poetry from brown-skinned Filipinos, to cease conformity with white supremacist notions of “goodness” in art and the expectation of appeasing the tyranny of literary gatekeepers in order to be validated. 

As an emerging critical scholar, I ask these questions: who determines the importance and significance of a word? In a literary form where every word counts, who is doing the counting? Poetic constructs are defined by rules established by dead white men. Tabios, as a decolonizing poet, takes self-determination to a whole other level by creating her own, devising a forward-looking FilAm/Pinoy literary identity that is concurrently sophisticated and approachable.

I’m also happy that several of my edited projects got reviews:

HUMANITY, Vol. 1 edited by Eileen R. Tabios,” Review by Marjorie Evasco at The Tambara Journal, June, 2019 (as reprinted online by The Halo Halo Review)

VERSES TYPHOON YOLANDA edited by Eileen R. Tabios,” Review by Neil Leadbeater

Evidence of Fetus Diversity edited by Eileen R. Tabios,” Review by Aloy Polintan

Finally, I am mentioned in an anthology review: 
NO TENDER FENCES: An Anthology of Immigrant & First Generation Immigrant American Poetry edited by Carla Sofia Ferreira Kim Sousa & Marina Carreira,” Review by Cristina Querrer 

I’m a cat with cream--or the halo-halo's coconut milk--all over its face. Thank you, Universe.

Do check out the entire issue to see what's up with Filipino-Pilipinz literature. I even review the novel that just won the Philippines' National Book Award, Reine Arcache Melvin's THE BETRAYED.  And so much more! Lots of good reads and eats!

Sunday, November 3, 2019


My book The In(ter)vention of the Hay(na)ku:  Selected Tercets 1996-2019 (Marsh Hawk Press, New York, 2019) soon will be available through SPD and other outlets (like that online one that begins with A). While it technically is released on December 1, 2019, I am running a Holiday Special as its author because that Special involves … a miniature book!

I am delighted to share that The In(ter)vention… has been annotated into a mini-book version—sized at 1-7/8” x 2.5”—that can work as a Christmas Tree ornament! If you don’t traffic in Christmas or Christmas trees, the ribbon used for hanging on a tree can be used as a bookmark!  There are poems within the miniature book, as shown partly by the images below.

This miniature book, available in a lovely Holiday-red gift bag, is available for $10  (plus $5 shipping). You can purchase just the miniature book or use its purchase for a credit of $10 off of the larger hardback release priced at $29.95!  Yes, this means that for the price of the hardback, you also can get the charming tiny book!

Optionally, if you wish to give either the miniature book or miniature plus large book as a holiday present, I can gift-wrap them both and send them on your behalf to the gift recipient. (Free gift-wrapping.) A perfect gift for introducing poetry to, or sharing new poetry with, a reader!

Naturally, books can be signed!  If interested in this offer, email me at galateaten at gmail dot com   Offer good while supply of miniature books last!

Meanwhile, here are pics:

Thursday, October 31, 2019


Want to be in my Archives? So, further to the ultimate disposition of my literary Archives many years in the future (many years please as I’m only in my 50s), I’m preparing what will be the first batch of papers, books, etc. that I’ll be sending over late next year (I can’t reveal where Archives will be yet but look forward to sharing that info with you) -- and it will be focused on the hay(na)ku!  As reminded by a poet laureate, Zvi A. Sesling, who emailed me a hay(na)ku yesterday, it occurs to me that I can include correspondences containing or related to hay(na)ku! So if you care to, do email me at galateaten at gmail dot com . I prefer emails so I can print such out.

Of course, if you have books, chaps, or anything else related to the hay(na)ku, I’d be very interested (I’ll buy books!) in acquiring them so do let me know!

I’m also so pleased to provide a permanent repository for those who I know have already engaged with the hay(na)ku – from those with single-author hay(na)ku poetry collections to those who’ve participated in the various hay(na)ku anthologies. Thanks to you all! And now, here’s Zvi’s recent hay(na)ku!

Morning brew
Poets talking politics

Mirror-Sculpture featuring Hay(na)ku by Melinda Luisa de Jesus

Monday, October 28, 2019


Gratitude to Elisabetta Moro for her article, "Onore E Rispetto Per Le Donne Filippine, Il Cui Femminismo È Pura Poesia Di Resistenza," in Elle magazine, Italy. I don't know Italian so here below is a Google translation :)

Honor and Respect for Philippine Women, Whose Feminism Is Pure Poetry Of Resistance

Feminism is many things: it is struggle, it is sisterhood, it is questioning oneself, it is telling oneself and communicating. There are a thousand ways to contribute to the cause and creativity is a powerful tool, never to be underestimated. On this we have much to learn from Filipino women because, over the years, their feminism, as well as enriching themselves with battles and political victories, has fed on literature, art, but above all, poetry.

In the Pacific islands women have always actively participated in public life: from the pre-colonial phase, when the female figure of the babalyan (a sort of shaman with healing powers) acted as a spiritual guide for the community, during the period of Spanish domination, when many women have joined the struggle for independence; from the Second World War, which made Filipino women victims of atrocious violence, after the war, which saw them organize themselves into a movement that over the years has become increasingly strong.

Filipino feminism, therefore, is inextricably intertwined with the country's colonial past, as well as the strong tensions and class disparities that characterize it. However, it also has another characteristic: it knows how to amplify women's voices to launch important messages and, to do so, it uses literature and, in particular, has a close connection with poetry. Whether it's talking about independence from colonial rule, stereotypes, violence and patriarchal society or freedom and pursuit of one's own female identity, Filipino women have never pulled back, using their own verses as a tool for social struggle. The landscape is vast: from the mid-1900s poets like Angela Manalang Gloria or Marra Lanot - who have put in the verse the frustration of having to look like a perfect and unreal female model - to contemporaries, like Barbara Jane Reyes and Eileen R. Tabios.

The result is a cultural background that has roots in the past, but continues in the present and that constitutes the soul of the movement, its most intimate part. Precisely for this reason the independent publishing house Gantala has decided to protect this heritage, recognizing its cultural and political value. "We want to promote poetry and essays as research, investigation and documentation tools. We do not want these forms to be exclusive to writers, academics and award-winning artists who have participated in "prestigious" national seminars, "explained co-founder Rae Rival. The project is openly feminist, but it also has a strong link with the rural world according to the principle dear to Rival that "the feminist struggle goes hand in hand with the struggle of the people".

Of course, the road to equality, in the Philippines as in the rest of the world, is still long. Demonstrations, strikes and political battles will be needed, but the value of words should not be forgotten. Poetry can be the means - personal and profound - to express anger and pain, to support each other, to resist, to fight.

Saturday, October 26, 2019


Marsh Hawk Review's Fall/Winter 2019 issue, edited by Thomas Fink, has just been released. You can see it HERE. Here are the participants:

Friday, October 18, 2019


This Sunday at Bird & Beckett Books!
“What, in this human condition, is worthwhile?” A reading and conversation with St. Helena-based author Eileen Tabios, Mumbai-based author Murzban Shroff, and New York-based author Robert Cowan.
10/20 at 2pm, 653 Chenery St SF
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and wine will be provided.
ROBERT COWAN is a professor and dean at the City University of New York, and a volunteer instructor at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. He is the author of two hybrid-genre collections—Elsewhen (Paloma Press, 2019) and Close Apart (Paloma Press, 2018), and two monographs—Teaching Double Negatives (Peter Lang, 2018) and The Indo-German Identification (Camden House, 2010). His poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and scholarship have appeared in various journals and anthologies.
MURZBAN F. SHROFF has published his stories with over 60 literary journals in the U.S. and UK. His fiction has appeared in journals like The Gettysburg ReviewThe Minnesota Review, The Saturday Evening PostChicago Tribune, and World Literature Today. His non-fiction has appeared in India AbroadThe New Engagement, and The American Scholar. Shroff is the winner of the John Gilgun Fiction Award and has garnered six Pushcart Prize nominations. His short story collection, Breathless in Bombay, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in the best debut category from Europe and South Asia, and rated by the Guardian as among the ten best Mumbai books. His novel, Waiting For Jonathan Koshy, was a finalist for the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. Shroff represented Mumbai at the London Short Story Festival and was invited to speak about his work at the Gandhi Memorial Center in Maryland, University of California Los Angeles, California State University Monterey Bay, the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley, and the Annenberg School for Communications & Journalism at the University of Southern California.
EILEEN R. TABIOS loves books and has released over 60 collections of poetry, fiction, essays, and experimental biographies from publishers in ten countries and cyberspace. Publications include form-based Selected Poems, The In(ter)vention of the Hay(na)ku: Selected Tercets (1996-2019), THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL: Selected Visual Poetry (2001-2019)INVENT(ST)ORY: Selected Catalog Poems & New (1996-2015), and THE THORN ROSARY: Selected Prose Poems & New (1998-2010); the first book-length haybun collection, 147 MILLION ORPHANS (MMXI-MML); a collection of 7-chapter novels, SILK EGG; an experimental autobiography AGAINST MISANTHROPY; as well as two bilingual and one trilingual editions involving English, Spanish, and Romanian. Her award-winning body of work includes invention of the hay(na)ku poetic form as well as a first poetry book, Beyond Life Sentences (1998), which received the Philippines’ National Book Award for Poetry (Manila Critics Circle). Her poems have been translated into ten languages as well as computer-generated hybrid languages, paintings, video, drawings, visual poetry, mixed media collages, Kali martial arts, music, modern dance, sculpture and a sweat shirt. Additionally, she has edited, co-edited or conceptualized 15 anthologies of poetry, fiction and essays as well as exhibited visual art and visual poetry in the United States, Asia and Serbia.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


... and we all know that world jetsetter "hay(na)ku"! Now, it's been picked up by poet-visual artist Toni Twong. I post some of her works below, including a moving one written for her Dad. Then she sent me one of  her artworks and I riffed off some hay(na)ku in response and post that too! Twas previously posted on Facebook's CANVAS TO MY SOUL site that presents poetry, art, photography and music!

Here's a moving one Toni wrote for her father Dana Turner:

This one made my old heart laugh:

And here's our collaboration -- Toni sent me a rose and I riffed offa my middle name!

Lastly, this isn't a hay(na)ku but I like it --

Thanks Toni!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


You are invited to North Fork Arts Projects which is pleased to celebrate October as Filipino American History Month by presenting an exhibition of four new paintings by Jean Vengua. Jean’s exhibit is entitled “Poetry Ekphrasis” as each of her paintings is rooted in poems by four poets: Nick Carbo, Eric Gamalinda, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Eileen R. Tabios. Ekphrasis is art inspired by another art form, in this case paintings inspired by poems. Both paintings and poems are presented, as well as a Q&A regarding Jean’s painting process—an illuminating way to enjoy the beauty of Filipino-Pilipinz artistic creativity!
The paintings are
“Calle de Recuerdos” by Jean Vengua, inspired by Nick Carbo’s poem “Directions To My Imaginary Childhood”
“Lunar Night” by Jean Vengua, inspired by Eric Gamalinda’s poem “Zero Gravity”
“Heartlines” by Jean Vengua, inspired by Barbara Jane Reyes’ poem “Having Been Cast, Eve Implores”
“Hourglass and Ellipsis” by Jean Vengua, inspired by Eileen R. Tabios’ poem “Kapwa’s Song”
You can see the exhibition HERE.

Thursday, September 26, 2019


The first U.S. publisher to publish one of my books is also about to release the next one, THE IN(TER)VENTION OF THE HAY(NA)KU: Selected Tercets 1996-2019.  Review copies are available; just contact me or mheditor@marshhawkpress.org

Thursday, September 19, 2019


Frankly, slammed-for-time Me didn't expect to be active with Meritage Press this year. But I'm releasing today my second as a publisher of two books released in 2019. The first was--and proud of it as it's my first graphic publication--the graphic poetry anthology THE STRIP HAY(NA)KU PROJECT edited by Ernesto Priego -- info at https://meritagepress.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-strip-haynaku-project-edited-by.html . The second and today's release is HEDGE FUND CERTAINTY by Thomas Fink -- info at https://meritagepress.blogspot.com/2019/09/hedge-fund-certainty-by-thomas-fink.html . Here's a brief description:
"Thomas Fink’s Hedge Fund Certainty, his first book since Selected Poems & Poetic Series, offers several vibrant new series, including the politically charged "Subprime Mortgage Bargain Lot," new poems in the long-running "Yinglish Strophes" and "Dented Reprise," and a host of shorter shaped poems that explore social, psychological, and philosophical concerns in a surreal collage ethos."
All the books with which I get involved extend/expand poetry's forms and expanse. I hope these books will be of interest to you.

Sunday, July 28, 2019


I still remember when I was one of those Mark Young surveyed as to whether he should create an online mag. Now, OTOLITHS has forged a special place among online journals and I'm glad that the Introduction to my last 2019 poetry book is featured in its latest issue--go HERE for esteemed poet-critic (and painter) Thomas Fink's essay but here's an excerpt below. Later this year, I hope you check out my book THE IN(TER)VENTION OF THE HAY(NA)KU: SELECTED TERCETS 1996-2019 (Marsh Hawk Press)--it will be my last poetry book for a while, possibly forever:

excerpt from Introduction:

"Barrios articulates the feminist disclosure of female power in “the Enheduanna poems of Ménage à Trois with the 21st Century (2004), in which “Tabios privileges the woman’s voice and even when she speaks of the man longed for—‘you’—it is from the woman’s imagined perspective…. What really matters is the woman imagining ‘you’” (320) and not the actual “you,” whatever or whoever that is. In “Enheduanna #20,” the sole poem selected for The In(ter)vention of the Hay(na)ku: Selected Tercets, ... two opening questions compel a recognition of the speaker’s influence over the man as she seeks to fathom his prediction about specifics of his future subjectivity: “As you fall asleep/ in my skin/ will you dream?// Will you want/ you or want/ to change?” Then again, Barrios might be right that this “is from the woman’s imagined perspective,” since the speaker’s apostrophic questions cannot be answered by a “you” who exists, if he exists, outside the poem. After some questioning of herself, she returns to questioning him:

Will you bring the scent
of red roses
I left behind

in New York City alleyways
(or has that season yet to pass)?
In my eyes

will you see
Baudelaire's infinity
he defined as the "sky"

you witness repeatedly
on and in any painting
marked by blue sapphire, lapis

lazuli, indigo, turquoise...sky...?"

Saturday, July 27, 2019



I wish to celebrate Leny Strobel’s new book GLIMPSES which was created using my MDR Poetry Generator as a scaffolding. MDR is my sixth poetry performance/conceptual project  and it—along with the hay(na)ku (and possibly one more that’s still in the oven)—look to become my top two/three longest-lived projects.  I’ve long been interested in scale and duration and I appreciate their legs because it never relies on me as author but on others as readers/audience. That’s the slippery nature of Poetry, how it can’t be tied down to authorial desire—I’ve long respected its alchemical nature. The hay(na)ku is on its 16thyear and MDR on its 6thyear and may they continue to thrive.

Anyway, if you care to see if MDR might trigger something in you, an easy way is to get its monograph MURDER DEATH RESURRECTION which includes Study Questions and a Workshop Suggestion, making it useful for workshops and prompts—it triggered an entire book from Leny, painting from Matt Manalo, poems from Carol Dorf, Jim Leftwich, Mike Gullickson, Joy McDowell, among others, and even reviewers who intended initially just to review the book. You can see some audience engagements HERE. Here also is a good background essay about MDR over at Jacket2.

But for now, I celebrate Leny’s creativity and courage in writing GLIMPSES. If possible, please support with a purchase; a portion of sales proceeds for the rest of the year also will go to the valuable Center for Babaylan Studies.

Friday, July 19, 2019


Diana Petkova, a poet from Skopje, has released the first hay(na)ku poetry collection in Macedonian! Entitled Unsecreting of the light, the book is published by PNV Publications from Skopje with support from their Ministry of Culture! The book doesn’t just contain 55 hay(na)ku but another 55 reverse hay(na)ku as well as eight examples of her own variation called “hai(na)ga.” Her invention is a blend of poems with images of the watercolors of Macedonian artist Toni Shulajkovski.  

Diana is a well-published writer of haiku -- I share more about her biography below beneath the images -- but learned of hay(na)ku from a creative writing course taught by Macedonian poet Elena Prendzova.  She took to the form and ended up writing the hay(na)ku poems that comprise her new book. Here are photos of the books taken during the book release on May 21, 2019 in Macedonia:

Clad in pink, artist Toni Shulajkovski and poet Diana Petkova sign their books.

Elena Prendzova introduces the book.

Needless to say, I'm both delighted and grateful that the hay(na)ku caught the attention of Macedonian poets!

Here is Diana Petkova's bio:

Diana Petkova was born on 08.03.1964 in Skopje. She graduated at the Faculty of Philology in Skopje, at the department for Macedonian language and history of literature of the people of Yugoslavia.

Her poetry has been published in the magazines "Sovremenost", "Stozer" andTEA Moderna, and she is represented in the anthology "The heartbeat of Macedonian poetry" by Svetlana Hristova-Jocic (2012), in the collection of poetry and short stories "Surrealistic gugilipapuli" (2016) and in the e-collections: "SeMir" (2016), "Poplava"(2016),"Sneg"(2019) and "Dlankovod" (2019)https://issuu.com/associationkontext/docs

So far she has published the following poetry collections: "Stefania" (1999), "Children of silk" - poetry with children's drawings (2011), "New reality for the space" (2013), "A particle of awareness" - haiku and haiga (2014) "What's for lunch mom? "- haiku chef for conscious men and women (2016)," Enso•Connecting with the whole" - haiku and haiga (2017) and "Connect ..." - haigas with photographs of the beauties of Macedonia made by Kamelija Sojlevska (2018) and Unsecreting of the light” –hai[na]ku, inverted hai[na]ku and hai[na]ga (2019).

In May 2009 she introduced herself to the New York audience at MC Gallery New York with a video promotion of verses from her "Children of Silk" collection, as part of the "Influenced by the sound" exhibition of Toni Shulajkovski.

From September 2012 until 2017 she is the owner and editor of a healthy food website www.healthyfoodcorner.com where on daily bases she publishes texts in English. By showing different ways of preparing food, step by step through photos, mostly supporting the macrobiotic way of cooking in Macedonian conditions, she stimulates a healthy diet among young people.
In July 2014, she participated in a colony organized by Aurora Resort - Berovo with Simonida Filipova-Kitanovska, Kasyopeia Naumoska, Emil and Toni Shulajkovski, who paint two watercolors for the project "A particle of awareness", published in the "A Particle of awareness" book. The promotion of the book was organized in "Gallery 8" in the Old Skopje Bazaar with an exhibition of haiku poems by the author and watercolors by Toni Shulajkovski, and the verses were read by the audience.

In September 2016 in the cafe-gallery Concept 37 she promoted “What’s forlunch mom?" haiku cookbook for conscious men and women consisting of haiku, haiga with graphics by Diana Tomic-Radevska and macrobiotic recipes, as three different artistic expressions, all three originating from Japan. The event wasaccompanied by an exhibition of graphics by Diana Tomić-Radevska created for the“What’s for lunch mom?" project and also printed in the book, and by a poetryperformance with the participation of the audience.

In March 2017 she participated by reading verses from the "Stefania" collection at the festival Woman Scream, an international poetry and art festival in support of women's rights and prevention of violence against women (with a license from Spain).

In October 2017, in Salon "19:19" at the KIC, she carried out a poetic and artisticperformance "Enso • Connecting with the Whole", allowing the audience to participate, who wrote haiku poems for the first time on the spot, and with the guidance of Toni Shulajkovski each of the participants also painted their own enso-circle for the first time.18 enso paintings were presented at the promotion, all made by the author of this book.

In May 2019 in the cafe-gallery "Concept 37" with an exhibition of 32, out of 110 watercolors, made by Toni Shulajkovski for this project, she promotes the collectionUnsecreting of the light” – hay[na]ku, inverted hay[na]ku and hay[na]ga, the only such collection in Macedonia and in the Balkans.

She has organized 47 solo exhibitions of the renowned academic painter Toni Shulajkovski, and at the same time is the manager of his work. She has written these introductions in the catalogs of his exhibitions: "Another World", "Influence by the sound", "Walking through the sound", "Sigh for space", "Intergalactic reactions" and haiku for the catalog of the exhibition "A Suburb of consciousness".

In the creative center Ars Vivendi, where he works as a mentor in the studio for creative writing, she awakens the sleeping knowledge of the children and in that way she makes them aware for keeping their creative channel always open for new insights and research. Organizing 14 final exhibitions and promoting 6 books: "Free water", "Quiet powers of the spirit", "Thoughts of silence", "24/7", "Moon, breathe! and "The drowsiness of the cloud", made by children - members of this creative center, together with Tony Shulajkovski, she faces children with the beauty of their inner being.
She lives and works in Skopje.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019


My sweet local library is displaying samples from my miniature book collection. It is up from July 15-August 30, 2019. Here are some photos I took after installing it:

Artist's Books by Matt Manalo, Ivy Alvarez, Ulysses Duterte, Marton Koppány and Ed Baker 

Single-sheet books by Marthe Reed, Eileen Tabios, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Mandy Laughtland, Jim McCrary, Sheila E. Murphy, Gilad Elbom, Aldon Nielsen, and Minal Hajratwala

 Some Poems-For-All produced by Robert Hansen. Spotted authors include Zoe Venditozzi, Jack Crimmins, Eileen R. Tabios, Alex Gildzen, Mick Guffan, Steve Richmond, klipschutz, Clare Archibald, jonathan hayes, and richard lopez.

Some Poets' Limited (if not One-off) Editions. Authors include Sarah Sarai, Sean Labrador y Manzano, Tom Beckett, William Allegrezza, Susan Yount, and Aileen Ibardaloza.  

William Shakespeare

Artist's Books by Alice Brody, book jewelry, and a reproduction of one of the books 
in Queen Mary's Dollhouse. 

Bo Press Miniatures, matchbook poetry journals from Firecracker Press, and Dusie books (including by Elizabeth Treadwell and Eileen Tabios)

In the glass case, lower shelf, are the books from a Meritage Press series that utilized Nepalese-made tiny books, featuring Juliana Spahr, Tom Beckett, Jill Jones, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen​, and Eileen R. Tabios--more information is HERE. Also featured on top shelf of glass case is a hand-made book by John and Kathy Bloomberg-Rissman. I'm so honored these major poets worked with me on tiny books!

 The Complete Collection of Miniature Classics by Del Prado (Spain).

 Mark Twain

Beatrix Potter