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.

Friday, July 7, 2017


"Witnessed in a Convex Mirror: Falling Light" -- another poem riffed from John Ashbery's "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror" -- is now up at Indolent Books' ROUGH BEAST Feature. You can see the poem HERE.

A process note for those interested: when I first began "The Ashbery Riff-Offs" project, I had a copy of Rosmarie Waldrop's Selected, Gap Gardening, next to Ashbery's poem. I thought that if I had to dilute Ashbery's impact in some way, the Waldrop would be useful as she's a rare poet in being as powerful as Ashbery. So there. And you'll see that reflected in the poem.

Here's a TIME interview of John Ashbery (the comments are also interesting).

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