Poetry. "Forgetfulness and remembering are two sides of the same coin—and that coin is anybody! Reading Eileen Tabios, we are reminded about the extent to which we are, after all, the sum of our experiences, and the extent to which my experiences may just as well be yours, or yours or yours or yours! The impressions and remembrances we hold as unique to ourselves may just as well belong to somebody else. Tabios demonstrates their interchangeableness, their downright universality! One might ask, whose memoir is this anyway? AMNESIA: SOMEBODY'S MEMOIR is everybody's memoir!" —Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino
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 Beyond Life Sentences: Poems (1998), Ecstatic Mutations: Experiments in the Poetry Laboratory (2000), Reproductions of the Empty Flagpole (2002), Footnotes to Algebra: Uncollected Poems 1995-2009 (2009), 5 Shades of Gray (2012), The Awakening (2013), Sun Stigmata (2014), Invent(st)ory: Selected Catalog Poems and New 1996-2105 (2015), Love in a Time of Belligerence (2017), Murder Death Resurrection: A Poetry Generator (2018), and Hiraeth: Tercets from the Last Archipelago (2018), among many others.