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, June 4, 2017


Though Verses Typhoon Yolanda was released in 2014, the effects of Typhoon Yolanda are long-lasting. Most recently, profits from book sales were given to help the Panay Bukidnon communities with new weaving looms for a local school, as well as to send an elder from a local Typhoon Yolanda-impacted community to the PAMATI 2017.

Thanks in particular to Kale B. Fajardo who assigned the book for a climate justice module in Univ. of Minnesota's Asian/Pacific/American studies class. Finally someone took up the idea of using VTY for this purpose -- it's not just poems but a direct as-it-unfolded coverage of the typhoon and the implications re climate change. I hope others use the book for similar studies :) Previously, VTY was used in a U.C. Santa Cruz's course, "Typhoons, Hurricanes and Tsunamis: Global Disaster Narrative" in their Cultural Studies Department.

Book can be purchased HERE.

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