LET'S TALK ABOUT YOU. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ME?
(Self-published, 2012, Out of print)
LET'S REALLY TALK ABOUT YOU. WHAT DO YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT ME?
320 page paperback
(Books Expanded, St. Helena, 2014)
Eileen R. Tabios believes that when a book is read, that book is also written anew based on reader response. Thus, Ms. Tabios chose to radicalize the experience by having the reader literally write the text on the pages of a blank book. Her 32-page chap, LET'S TALK ABOUT YOU. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ME? swiftly sold out its 2-edition printing in 2012 (to the author and the author's mother). As that chap was merely an excerpt of the entire work, Ms. Tabios released in 2014 the comprehensive LET'S REALLY TALK ABOUT YOU. WHAT DO YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT ME?
Eileen R. Tabios loves books, and has released over 20 print, four 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 aubotiography. Her most recent book is 147 MILLION ORPHANS (MMXI-MML). Her next books will include SUN STIGMATA: Sculpture Poems (Marsh Hawk Press, New York, 2014) and POST ROMANCE, a collection of art-related essays. Her poems have been translated into eight languages as well as Paintings, Video, Drawings, Visual Poetry, Mixed Media Collages, Kali Martial Arts, Music, Modern Dance and Sculpture. She’s also edited, co-edited and/or conceptualized ten anthologies of poetry, fiction and essays, the most recent of which is 2014's VERSES TYPHOON YOLANDA: A Storm of Filipino Poets (a fundraising anthology for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan). She blogs at EileenVerbsBooks. Last but not least, as a youngster she was a volunteer worker at her elementary school's library.