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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


While working this morning on editing MURDER DEATH RESURRECTION:

KINTSUKUROI: Proofing Poetry  
Hermit your way to brewing up poetry and you go to unexpected places. For this, you murdered 27 poetry books     the condition precedent to a particular resurrection. No community awaits at the end. But you know dark figures lurk in the background, who will peel themselves from shadows to approach the strange light of a resurrected book. It first will appear as a bonfire, but they will shoot their hands forward to grasp the flames. When you lift your writing hand from this foretelling, you notice your fingers change to talons. You rip a hole in the paper and dive into it. On the other side, Poetry. It first appears as a bird of prey with eyes afire. It becomes you flying back through the hole to sit back at your desk. You continue proofing the manuscript. Everytime you turn a page, ash rises from the buckling words. As they float away, they leave behind feathers the color of ink and bathed in the perfume of plumeria.

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