Poetry. Memoir. Asian American Studies. With I TAKE THEE, ENGLISH, FOR MY BELOVED, Eileen R. Tabios melds the forms of poem, memoir, art monograph, play, novel and questionnaire to affirm that the poet not only speaks English, but she loves English. From her love, she crafts poems denoting a unique vision, as well as other writings that transcend inherited literary forms. This collection ends with a close reading by Ron Silliman of one of Tabios' poems through which he concludes, "Tabios tries for more in one page than many other poets would attempt in 20. And she pulls it off."
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