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, September 28, 2014


So grateful to have been part of 100,000 Poets for Change yesterday. We raised funds and brought attention to a local program to help kids exposed to domestic violence, as well as the plight of survivors from Typhoon Haiyan! The venue last night was my favorite for a poetry reading--an art gallery! Wonderful to meet the folks at Slack Collective Art Studios and Gallery. Great to meet Janet Stickmon who presented words as music to a painter Angeli Lata who made a work of art and finished it during her reading! As well as dancer Emee LaRose--what I love: multi-genre! The evening was elevated by the lovely, earnest words of the Open Mic poets. I didn't even have to touch the tamales to have a great time! Not to mention having successfully recruited Sheila Bare, into participating in the Open Mic of what was her first poetry reading, as both attendant and participant -- always a delight to see a the birth of a new poet!

MORE INFO with pics at the Verses Typhoon Yolanda book blog.  Here was the painting finished on stage to the music of Janet's poetry reading:

Here also were the movingly earnest community organizers:

As it is said: It's all good...!

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