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.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Recent reading has included re-reading my own books in order to write my "poet's obituary."  And the practice affirms that what I feel to be one of my best poems are those in the book MENAGE A TROIS WITH THE 21ST CENTURY.  I mention this because I don't think it's as well known as my other books.  Also, here's a review FYI. (And some inexpensive Used books at Amazon along with new.)

Anyway, here's my latest Relished W(h)ine List below of recent reads 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.

THE BOOK OF THE DEAD, poems by Muriel Rukeyser (fabulous!  Thanks to John for reminder: Read online at http://murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org/writing/the-book-of-the-dead/)

THE TV SUTRAS by Dodie Bellamy (wonderfully imaginative. LinkedIn Poetry Recommendation (LPR) #115)

TATTERED BOAT, poems by Luis H. Francia (wonderful poetry by a poet who’s now writing at his peak. LPR #116)

FATE LINES / DESIRE LINES, poems by Caleb Puckett (fabulously innovative. LPR #112)

*  THE TRANQUILIZED TONGUE, poems by Eric Baus (deft. Future LPR #119)

*  GUANTANAMO, poetry by Frank Smith, trans. by Vanessa Place (heartbreaking)

COMPLETE MINIMAL POEMS by Aram Saroyan (2nd Edition), Eds. Aram Saroyan and James Hoff (vision-expanding poems, LPR#113)

THE NOTHING THAT IS, poeticized autobiography/poetics by John Olson (one of the best writers living today in part, I suspect, because of an admirably voracious mind. LPR #114)


HOARD, poems by Jaime Robles (a quiet radiance. LPR #118)

*  VIVARIUM, poems by Natasha Saje

*  TRIBUTE, poems by Anne Germanacos

*  INTER ARMA, poems by Lauren Shufran

*  HOUSE OF DEER, poems by Sasha Steenesen

*  THE MEATGIRL WHATEVER, poems by Kristin Hatch

*   EPIGRAPHS, epigraph poetry by Chrissy Williams

*  FAREWELLIA A LA ARALEE, poems by Ralph La Charity

*  THE ANTIGONE POEMS by Marie Slaight with charcoal drawings by Terrence Tasker

*  4 RMS W VU, poems by Susana H. Case

*  LABOR, poems by Jill Magi

*  NEWCOMER, poems by Nathaniel Farrell

7 AS FROM A BUFFALO VORTEX, poems by William Sylvester


ECCOLINGUISTICS 2.4, literary zine edited by Jared Schickling

MUDDY RIVER POETRY REVIEW, Spring 2014, edited by Zvi A. Sesling

YELLOWFIELD #9, Spring 2014, edited by Edric Mesmer

*  SIXTY MORNING TALKS (interviews with poets) by Andy Fitch

*  WITH OUR EYES WIDE OPEN: POEMS OF THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY, poetry anthology edited by Douglas Valentine

BACK FROM THE CROCODILE’S BELLY, post-colonial, indigenous and intercultural studies with poetry and prose, edited by Leny M. Strobel and S. Lily Mendoza

BELOW STAIRS, memoir by Margaret Powell

LYING AWAKE, novel by Mark Salzman

GOOD PEOPLE, novel by Marcus Sakely

THE WIDOW WALTZ, novel by Sally Koslow

STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS, novel by Anna Quindlen

2011 Zacherle Las Tres Hermanas Sonoma
2011 Tofanelli zinfandel NV
2010 Tofanelli charbono NV
2013 Tofanelli Semillon NV
2009 Barlow merlot NV
2010 Hindsight cabernet Howell Mountain
2010 Kenefick Ranch petite sirah NV
2012 Frogs Leap sauvignon blanc Rutherford NV
2008 Long Meadow cabernet
2004 Beringers Knights Valley port
2011 Ribera del Duero Torremoron Tempranillo
2010 Catenary Cabernet High Mountain Vines (Argentina)
1987 Robert Mondavi Private Reserve cabernet
2004 William Fevre “Fourchaume” Chablis Premier Cru
1982 Vega Sicilia Reserva Especial
2010 Peter Michael Mon Plasir
2004 Philip Togni
2001 Sasseti Brunello di Montalcino
2010 Altamura cabernet
2012 Altamura sauvignon blanc
2005 Altamura sangiovese
2010 Chafen Family Vineyard sauvignon blanc NV
2008 Pestoni Family Rutherford Grove petite sirah Spring Creek Vineyard St. Helena
2012 Ridge zinfandel Paso Robles
1998 Draycott Shiraz Barossa Valley
2010 M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem Cotes Du Roussillon Villages Latour

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