Poetry. REPRODUCTIONS OF THE EMPTY FLAGPOLE is the first U.S. collection by Eileen R. Tabios, winner of the Phillipines' National Book Award for Poetry. "Her poems allows out minds to be excited twice, by the psychological and artistic reference points from which the words zoom-out like handpicked bees from a hive, and by the vivid hum of the poems themselves demonstrating a captivation, utterly original imagination. In her lines, which are at once strict and sensual, Eileen Tabios inserts stingers barbed with wit and political incisiveness..Hers is a poetics of social and cultural interrogation in which she succeeds in uniting what she would call the 'covex with the concave.' REPRODUCTIONS OF THE EMPTY FLAGPOLE will stand you straight up"-Forrest Gander.
Poet and writer Eileen Tabios was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States when she was 10. She earned a BA in political science from Barnard College and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. Founder and editor of the online poetry review journal Galatea Resurrects (A Poetry Engagement), Tabios has authored essays, fiction, and collections of mixed-genre writing. Her many collections of poetry include THE IN(TER)VENTION OF THE HAY (NA)KU: SELECTED TERCETS 1996-2019 (Marsh Hawk Press, 2019), WITNESS IN THE CONVEX MIRROR (Tinfish Press, 2019), MURDER DEATH RESURRECTION: A POETRY GENERATOR (Dos Madres Press, 2018), Hiraeth: Tercets from the Last Archipelago (2018), Love in a Time of Belligerence (2017), AMNESIA: SOMEBODY'S MEMOIR (Black Raddish Books, 2016), THE CONNOISSEUR OF ALLEYS (Marsh Hawk Press, 2016), INVENT(ST)ORY (Dos Madres Press, 2015), and Sun Stigmata (2014), among many others.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA