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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

APRIL 3 BOOK LAUNCH (ZOOMED) OF DOVELION

YOU ARE ALL MOST DEFINITELY INVITED to the Zoom-based Book Launch of my novel, DOVELION: A FAIRY TALE FOR OUR TIMES! I put details below but you can also go HERE for more information.


DOVELION is a multi-layered story with something for (nearly) everyone, addressing not just literature but history, myth, the visual arts, cloud as well as indigenous culture, and even adobo! And then there's novelist Reine "Bonnie" Arcache Melvin (recipient of two Philippine National Book Awards for Fiction) who had helped edit my manuscript and with whom I'll be sharing a conversation!

Apr 3, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84148604715?pwd=c1FTaUlwZU5tMHA4Y1NqUFdpbHFlUT09

Meeting ID: 841 4860 4715
Passcode: 288363
https://mailchi.mp/4fe2b35ac844/4jnhnma5yf-6164077

Please note your local times versus Pacific Time.


Additional Book information at its Book Page.



Friday, March 26, 2021

DOVELION RELEASES ITSELF TO THE WORLD!

Dear All:

I’m pleased to share news of my first novel, DOVELION: A Fairy Tale for Our Times (AC Books, New York). It took me only about 20 years to write it (hah), and is newly-available through Small Press Distribution: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9781939901194/dovelion-a-fairy-tale-for-our-times.aspx

There’s more information about the book at my website: https://eileenrtabios.com/fiction/dovelion-a-fairy-tale-for-our-times/

Here also is an article about my journey from being a poet to a novelist (though I remain a poet): http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/eileen-r-tabios-from-poet-to-novelist

Non-U.S. distribution to occur through John Rule, starting with its Spring catalog: https://www.johnrule.co.uk




Finally, YOU ARE ALL MOST DEFINITELY INVITED to the Zoom-based Book Launch for DoveLion! Please go to this link for more information about the April 3, 10 a.m. Pacific time event:
Apr 3, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 841 4860 4715
Passcode: 288363

Please note your local times versus Pacific Time. We will be joined by award-winning novelist Reina Arcache Melvin. Conversations also to include the audience.

I hope you are all well during these challenging times.

All best,
Eileen Tabios



Monday, March 8, 2021

A MINI REVIEW FOR MY MINI BOOK!

My miniature book, the 2-3 inch WHAT COUNTS unexpectedly get its first review and I’m delighted as it’s from miniature book expert/collector/publisher Todd Sommerfeld of Booksby Press. I appreciate it as O Henry’s story is a long-time favorite and what a treat to have written a short story likened to “The Gift of the Magi”!!





Wednesday, March 3, 2021

MARSH HAWK REVIEW, SPRING 2021

 I'm guest-editor for this just-released issue of Marsh Hawk Review. You're welcome to read the lovely poems of 42 poets encompassing a wide variety of styles:

Marsh Hawk Press is delighted to release the Spring 2021 issue of Marsh Hawk Review, edited by Eileen R. Tabios. You are welcome to go HERE

Gratitude to Contributors to Marsh Hawk Press, Spring 2021:

NINOTCHKA ROSCA
ANSELM BERRIGAN
SHEILA E. MURPHY
BARRY SCHWABSKY
LYNNE THOMPSON
MICHELLE MURPHY
SUSAN M. SCHULTZ
WILLIAM ALLEGREZZA
BILLY T. ANTONIO
JANE AUGUSTINE
CYNTHIA T. BUIZA
PATRICIA CARLIN
AILEEN CASSINETTO
LYNN CRAWFORD
JON CURLEY
HEATHER DAVIS
MELINDA LUISA DE JESÚS
CAROL DORF
THOMAS FINK
ROBERT GIBB
VINCE GOTERA
AYO GUTIERREZ
LUISA A. IGLORIA
BURT KIMMELMAN
JULIA ROSE LEWIS and NATHAN HYLAND WALKER
MARY MACKEY
SANDY McINTOSH
PANSY MAURER-ALVAREZ
STEPHEN PAUL MILLER
DANIEL MORRIS
GAIL NEWMAN
DENISE LOW
BASIL KING
JOSE PADUA
MICHAEL RERICK
TOM BECKETT
TONY ROBLES
ROSALINDA RUIZ-SCARFUTO
SUSAN TERRIS
MARK YOUNG
EILEEN R. TABIOS


Monday, January 4, 2021

FIRST 2021 POEM

is also an exercise in poeticizing autofiction. Autofiction is much on my mind because of forthcoming novel DOVELION (AC Books, New York, March-April 2021). Anyway, here's my first poem at Moss Trill:

"HOPE: First 2021 Poem"

I dedicate it to those who, as the poem cites, "still believe in ethics."



Friday, January 1, 2021

HAPPY NEW READING YEAR!

Remember my 2020 Anti-Tsundoku Project to read through and cut down on the To-Read piles stacked all over the house? Well, the wildfire did a better job of eliminating those piles than my reading efforts. As you can see by list below, the Glass Fire, which began in September, drastically reduced my reading:

 

January 2020 (65 books)

February 2020 (71 books)
March 2020 (32 books)
April 2020 (48 books)
May 2020 (59 books)
June 2020 (56 books)
August 2020 (26 books)

September 2020 (10 books)

October 2020 (10 books)

November 2020 (13 books)

December 2020 (13 books)

 

Total books read in 2020: a paltry (for me) 403 books. Not all books were “read” from beginning to end. The intent of Anti-Tsundoku was to go through the To-Read piles and either read or conclude not worth reading, in which case the latter were donated. Still, it wasn’t my reading that shortened those stacks—it was the wildfire which decimated them.

 

That’s okay. New beginnings, new year, etc. But I can mark today, January 1, with the shortest ever To-Read pile in my house. Three books—ta da!  But you know me, I shall have to ramp up the book acquisitions and readings again as 2021 ends my book-buying constraints. Here is the shortest To-Read Stack I've had in my life:








Thursday, December 24, 2020

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 Continuing her wonderful annual tradition, I'm pleased to share Sheila E. Murphy's holiday poem, "Winter Pantoum for 2021"!