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.

Monday, July 31, 2017


SIX! (No, I did not first type SEX to my dismay.) SIX poems from "The Ashbery Riff-Offs" in the new, ever-dazzling issue of OTOLITHS!  You're invited to

"Witnessed in the Convex Mirror:
     The Impoverished Gaze
     Top Secret Clearance
     The Grand Rider"

The poems' have a bit of jazz, a bit of Latin, a bit of that jerk-nitwit who killed an elephant and posed with its tail, a bit of Wall Street, some pineapples, even a bit of John Bloomberg-Rissman's dental history -- such be the resonance of John Ashbery's poetry!

Btw, I like Meghan O'Rourke's article on reading Ashbery at SLATE --

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