Eileen Tabios


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Somebody’s Coda

1.   Forget All Ancestors

2.   Forget An Archipelago

3.   Forget the Stance of Cliffs Meeting Water

4.   Forget the Protection of His Diamonds

5.   Forget How Beauty Dislocates

6.   Forget the Plasticity of Recognition

7.   Forget the First Woman General

8.   Forget the Language of Scars

9.   Forget the Colonoscopy

10. Forget a Gorilla Can Be Fingerprinted

11. Forget the Engineers of Lexus

12. Forget Your Skin Was Ruin

13. Forget the Spiral That is Memory’s Perspective

14. Forget Baby Priests With Profiles Forsworn to Donatello

15.  Forget the Exploded World Coming Down Like Rain

16. Forget Eyes Widening To Pull In More of the World

17. Forget the Logic of Amnesia

18.  Forget Your Mother’s Blood in the Sangria

19.  Forget the Song Inside the Stone

20.  Forget Quaffing Sweet Jerez, and Wings Flared As If Posing for Rembrandt (aka I Remember You, Philip Lamantia)

21.  Forget That Summer in Rome

22.  Forget Pushkin, Your Beloved Pig and a Harpist When You Forgot Dementia

23. “forget a carapace, then its splitting”

24. Forget the Shadow of Gray

25. Forget the Binary of Refugees Vs. Art

26. Forget the Religion That Proclaims We Began As Orphaned

27. Forget Ars Poetica


Eileen R. Tabios loves books, and has released more than 20 print, three electronic and 1 CD poetry collections; an art essay collection; a “collected novels” book; a poetry essay/interview anthology; a short story collection; and an experimental biography. Her most recent release is SUN STIGMATA (Sculpture Poems) (Marsh Hawk Press, 2014). She has also exhibited visual art and visual poetry in the United States and Asia. Recipient of the Philippines’ National Book Award for Poetry for her first poetry collection, she has crafted an award-winning body of work that is unique for melding ekphrasis with transcolonialism. She maintains a biblioliphic blog, “Eileen Verbs Books“; edits Galatea Resurrects, a popular poetry review; steers the literary and arts publisher Meritage Press; and frequently curates thematic online poetry projects including LinkedIn Poetry Recommendations (a recommended list of contemporary poetry books).