Wednesday, November 29, 2017
I'm always happy to see William Allegrezza (a long-time poetry angel) receive recognition, and especially when it's for the Locofo chap series. If you haven't yet, check out THIS HUFFPOST ARTICLE penned by Patrick Howell ... then Locofo which is continuing to put out new chaps!
And here's me burning my chap to burn Empire! Good thing I didn't burn down the house as it took over a dozen matches to set that cover aflame! Go over to Locofo -- many of those chaps sizzle!
Thursday, November 16, 2017
—Non-English poems are eligible if they come with English translations
Permanent Link to this Call: https://eileenrtabios.com/haynaku/haynaku-15-call-for-submissions/
HAY(NA)KU 15 will be the fourth anthology of hay(na)ku since its public debut in 2003. Thank you, Universe!
The first three hay(na)ku anthologies (jointly published by Meritage Press (U.S.) and xPress(ed) (Finland) are:
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The First Hay(na)ku Anthology, 2005, edited by Jean Vengua and Mark Young
THE HAY(NA)KU ANTHOLOGY, Vol. II, 2008, edited by Jean Vengua and Mark Young
The Chained Hay(na)ku Project, 2012, curated by Ivy Alvarez, John Bloomberg-Rissman, Ernesto Priego & Eileen Tabios
With your participation, we look forward to adding HAY(NA)KU 15 to the list!
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War (co-authored with Helen Toribio, Enrique de la Cruz and Jorge Emmanuel).
Here are photos of the exhibit which also reminds me to say Thank You to my book publishers whose faith I appreciate in publishing me. Featured in the exhibit are publications released through Editions du Cygne (France), Knives Forks and Spoons Press (U.K.), Black Radish Books, Theenk Books, Otoliths, and a few each by Paloma Press and Moria Books/Locofo. Thank you Patrice, Daniel, Irene, Alec, Marthe, Steve, Mark, Aileen and Bill.
Also below are photos of various Filipino- and Filipino-American titles displayed and also curated by Abe. It is great to be surrounded, to be contextualized among, these wonderful works by what is still one of the more overlooked groups within the literary world: Filipino English-language writings.
In the marvelous company of:
Friday, November 10, 2017
Proceeds were donated to the Napa Valley Community Foundation's fire relief activities, the Jacksonville Humane Society's efforts to aid animals affected by Hurricane Irma, and Beta Local which provides emergency grants for cultural workers in Puerto Rico.
It was an honor and a blessing to be able to use my book in this manner--such is Love ... in a time of Belligerence.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Eileen's Eulogy for Scarlet:
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Okay, I wanted 300 poems through "The Ashbery Riff-Offs." But I abhor repeating myself and I could sense the project run out of steam by the time of the 140th poem. I'd already taken John Ashbery with me to spaces so far from his universe--even "pagpag"! So, 140 poems ... even though that 141st poem was looking good. But I think it's better to stop when there's still forward momentum--sort of like how one ends a poem. So 140 poems it is!
And I'd been riffing them off as fast as I could so that ceasing the writing gave me the chance to see what it'd look like as a manuscript. Well, dang: it looks pretty good as a book! Here's manuscript's first cut as a future poetry collection, with (working) title and envisioned sections:
A shot of the current manuscript that I'd organized by manhandling individual poems' pages atop the dining table:
Let the manuscript leave you with a song:
Thank you, John Ashbery. You were one hella telenovela of a dream: