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, December 29, 2017


It's an early HAPPY NEW YEAR with the release of 2018's EVIDENCE OF FETUS DIVERSITY from Moria's Locofo series! Click HERE and scroll down, or here are direct links to

a free .PDF read

or to order a print copy for the very reasonable $5 each

Here's my Editor's Note:

In mid-December 2017, media coverage revealed how, under the Trump administration, officials at The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the nation’s top public health agency, are discouraged from using a list of seven words or phrases:


While first reported as a “ban,” the matter was subsequently fleshed out to be one of gauging the political temper of the times and CDC staff then concluding that these words would be best avoided in order to garner Administration support for its various (proposed) programs. Such conclusion is not as sexy headline-making as “ban” but probably a more nuanced assessment of the Administration’s inclinations. So what does it mean to avoid words like “transgender,” “fetus,” and “science-based”? What does it mean to avoid the word “entitlement”? This anthology’s poets respond.

This anthology was created within a week after the editor’s Call for Work. Just a week, which is to say, this collection is just the tip of a response. The words are just beginning.

—Eileen R. Tabios



My gratitude to the anthology participants:

Jose Padua
Metta Sáma
Barbara Jane Reyes
Mark Young
Janice Lobo Sapigao
Aileen Cassinetto
Dina Paulson-McEwen
Agnes Marton
Lurana Donnels O'Malley
Sasha Archer
uyen hoang
Carol Dorf
Tania Perez
Elly Nobbs
Gillian Parrish
Ed Go
Melinda Luisa de Jesús
Sheila Bare
richard lopez
Surazeus Simon Seamount
Stephen Paul Miller
Beth Baugh
Eileen R. Tabios
Veronica Montes

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