Tuesday, December 18, 2012


The new issue of Galatea Resurrects presents several reviews of books by Marsh Hawk Poets:

Burt Kimmelman reviews DIVINE MADNESS by Paul Pines.  You can see the review at http://galatearesurrection19.blogspot.com/2012/12/divine-madness-by-paul-pines.html

Mirna Perrin-Louis reviews “Heart as Arena” from THE FEELING IS ACTUAL by Paolo Javier. You can see the review at http://galatearesurrection19.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-poem-from-feeling-is-actual-by-paolo.html

Edric Mesmer reviews the relational elations   of ORPHANED ALGEBRA by Eileen R. Tabios and j/j hastain. You can see the review among the micro-reviews (scroll down) at

Happy Reading!

Sunday, December 09, 2012


Eileen Tabios presents her latest poetics essay, "Educating the Shih" at The Bakery, accompanied by two new poems. Here's an excerpt from her essay:

My role, too, as a poet might be articulated as including being open to the world in all of its multiplicities.

Such openness, though, is also a Filipina position. Indeed, it is an indigenous Filipino position. As a poet, I hold dear to my heart an image from an ancient Philippine myth. It’s of a human standing with a hand lifted upwards such that if you happened to be at a certain distance and were to take a snapshot, it would look like the human was touching the sky. That is the moment, the space, from which I attempt to create poems. In this myth, the human, by being rooted onto the planet but also touching the sky, is connected to everything in the universe and across all time, including that the human is rooted to the past and future—indeed, there is no unfolding of time. In that moment, all of existence—past, present, and future—has coalesced into a singular moment, a single gem with an infinite expanse. In that moment, were I that human, I am connected to everything so that there is nothing or no one I do not know. I am everyone and everything, and everything and everyone is me. In that moment, No one or nothing is alien to me.

Cited in her essay is her first Marsh Hawk Press book, Reproductions of the Empty Flagpole. You can read Eileen's entire essay HERE.

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