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 29, 2014


Eleven years later I'm still unpacking.  Literally and not just metaphorically.  Which is to say, I recently took out of boxes a ceramic sculpture of our German Shepherds (Achilles and Gabriela) made by master ceramicist David Regan.  I vaguely recall sending him a poetry book or two at the time he was making these, and I believe the second image below may partly reflect some read he got out of REPRODUCTIONS OF THE EMPTY FLAGPOLE (I think).  Anyway, they're gorgeous and worth blathering about, to wit:

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David Regan's fabulous draftsmanship creates a painterliness to these images that I adore.  I thank him for immortalizing my beloved dogs.  And if you take a look at the first image above, you'll see the link to the image which Mr. Regan sourced for inspiration -- this was from the first day Achilles and Gabriela met (an image that Allen Bramhall once mischievously cited as a visual metaphor for how poets, or certain poets, treat each other):