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, November 15, 2015


Maraming Salamat to Maganda Magazine and Eastwind Books for sponsoring today's reading with Barbara Jane Reyes and Arlene Biala. It was such a pleasure to read with Arlene and Barbara (thanks for the idea and inviting me, Barbara), and of course it didn't hurt that Erika of the fabulous KROAKLAND was the one fortuitously to helm the bookstore that day, which is to say, a fabulous platter of  her Kanom Krok was available for snacks.  Kanom Krok is  specialty Thai dessert made from coconut milk, rice flour, sugar, and salt. As well, it is vegan and gluten-free.  Here's Erika:

Wait, this report was about the poetry reading ... gotta get moi brain out of the food gutter.  So, here are pics of the lovely event! (Click on images to enlarge.)

Attendees included Marian Cordon, Edwin Lozada, Arlene, Barbara, Moi, 
Ryan Kitchell, and Joeminel Docuyanan

A crowd of other writers!

Arlene! So honored she has my book!

Marian and Joeminel of Maganda did Intros.

Barbara and Arlene check out the bookshelves of "Asian American Literature," including close-ups below (in case you want to know what Actual Asian American Literature looks like):

I am grateful Eastwind is stocking so many of my books, as well as books I've published through Meritage Press, including books by Luis H. Francia, Jean Vengua, Aileen Ibardaloza and Karen Llagas.  Check out all these lovely offerings in Berkeley!

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