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.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Update: October's proceeds from this Fundraiser will be donated to relief efforts helping out in Puerto Rico and the Northern California wildfire/firestorm; part of the proceeds to date has been donated to the Napa Valley Community Foundation's fire relief activities. September proceeds were  donated to the Jacksonville Humane Society's efforts to aid animals affected by Hurricane Irma. See below for details of this fundraising which ends Oct. 31, 2017:

It seems fitting that a book entitled LOVE IN A TIME OF BELLIGERENCE will sponsor a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser. In other words, 100% of sales proceeds will be donated to those aiding those adversely affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma UPDATE: And now proceeds also will be given to those adversely affected in Puerto Rico and the California wildfires. Payments can be taken by Paypal or check. Each book is U.S.$16.00 (the author will toss in free domestic shipping). To order Eileen R. Tabios’ new book, email her at galateaten@gmail.com (or PM her if you’re on Facebook). This fundraiser will take place through Oct. 31, 2017.

As regards her book, here’s a description:

To understand human history is to recognize the eternal presence of belligerence. Eileen R. Tabios’ Love in a Time of Belligerence surfaces a variety of wars and their collateral damage of nature, indigenous culture, pets and infants, democracy, teachers, the poor, even “sex dolls,” among others. Such spirals to more losses: innocence, ideals, loyalties, family, and hopes. Love can be an antidote … until it’s not. The world presented in Tabios’ poetry does not reduce humanity to problem-and-solution—her poetry is one of insistent lucidity, which is an accomplishment on its own when one wants to hide one’s eyes from the world.

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