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, April 29, 2015


Okay -- never too old to experience firsts.  And moi just judged my first Poetry Slam, in this case a Teen Slam, at the Napa Library in California.  I would have given 20 out of 10 to what looked like an 11-year-old contestant (11 years old?  You get the prize just coz you showed up!); but the disciplined librarians scotched my sentimentalism with their strict judging sheets.

Prizes included copies of my book MENAGE A TROIS WITH THE 21ST CENTURY!  I also performed a poem from NOTA BENE EISWEIN.  It's all good -- really heartening to see poetry live and breathe...

The Napa Valley Register also covered the event.

Click to enlarge the visual coverage:

(Napa Library Poetry Display)

(Some of the Teen Poets)

(Napa Librarian Ricah Quinto announcing the winners)

(One of the judges, Glynda Velasco, also performed some of her "Spoken Word"!)

(Event Flyer)

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