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Reviews: Eileen R. Tabios Megapost


From Stephen H. Sohn at asianamlitfans: [gallery]

With reflections on Nota Bene Eiswein (Ahadada Books, 2009), Silk Egg: Collected Novels (Shearsman Books, 2011) and Footnotes to Algebra (BlazeVox Books, 2009).

I doubt many can match Eileen R. Tabios’s publishing record in the last two decades, with more collections and artistic works that I can possibly count or name. As her biography page from Shearsman Books reads, “Eileen R. Tabios has released 18 print, 4 electronic and 1 CD poetry collections, an art-essay collection, a poetry essay/interview anthology, a short story book and a collection of novels. Recipient of the Philippines' National Book Award for Poetry for her first poetry book Beyond Life Sentences, she has exhibited visual poetry and visual art throughout the United States and Asia. She has also edited, co-edited or conceptualized nine anthologies of poetry, fiction and essays.” Of the 18 print collections, I can only offer some reflections on her most recent in this post, but given more time, I’m sure I will return to discussing more of them. I’m of curious what it means to release a CD poetry collection, so maybe I’ll get to get on that one next.

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