DAWAC and Other Memoir-Narratives presents Beatriz Tilan Tabios' childhood memories of Babaylans (Filipino healers) as well as surviving the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in World War... More > II.
Beatriz Tilan Tabios received her B.A. in English from Silliman University (Philippines). She was mentored by Edith Tiempo, the first woman National Artist for Literature in the Philippines. Fictionist Edilberto Tiempo, then head of Silliman University’s English Department, encouraged Mrs. Tabios to continue her studies, resulting in Mrs. Tabios' Master of Arts thesis that became one of the earliest investigations, regarding Filipino literature, of “(The Use of) Local Color in Short Stories in English.” Later, Mrs. Tabios taught at Dagupan College (now University of Pangasinan), University of Baguio, Brent School (a boarding school for children from U.S.-American military, missionary and gold-mining families stationed in the Far East).< Less
Beautiful Eyes is based on the timeless motor skills and memory game taught to Filipino babies. An adult says to the baby, "Beautiful Eyes!" Based on memory, a baby will open and close her... More > eyes, batting them for all to see! Beautiful Eyes also emphasizes the beauty that is the Filipino self. It aims to nurture this sense of self early on in the baby years for little ones to take into adulthood and for adults to rememeber this sense of self as they read to their children.
The charming text is by Gayle Romasanta and the enchanting illustrations by Ramon Abad< Less
The poetic sequence bough breaks sets out to interrogate queer motherhood, implications of gender, and the politics of adoption. Traveling across terrains (New York, Bangkok, Honolulu, Tokyo) and... More > time (from the speaker’s childhood to an imagined future that holds or does not hold an adopted child) the poem teases apart the idea of conception. Queer in content and form, this fiercely feminist yet tenderly personal poem takes on the lullaby-lyric of parenthood to lay claim, surprise, and engage.
Kazim Ali says: "In a trance-driven lineage of serious thinkers which include the likes of Myung Mi Kim, Jessica Grim, and Bruna Mori, Tamiko Beyer does not separate the experience of a gendered body from genres of thought. This writing lies down between poetry and theory and makes a bed there, a bed of textured experience and fabulous rhythms."< Less
Flux, Clot & Froth is a two-volume project comprised of a Volume 1 of poems a Volume 2 containing 2,700+ notes which source the approximately 4,000 sampled texts.
On 23 Nov 08, John... More > Bloomberg-Rissman finished transforming his crazy stacks of later 20th- and early 21st-century Anglophone literature into organized shelves. Looking at those shelves, he decided to "unpack" them through a longish poem: "Find something from the 1st book on the 1st shelf. Follow that with something from the 1st book on the 2nd shelf. Etc etc. Intersperse whatever I like from whatever source appeals to me. Intersperse a number of Autopoetic recursions. Form: hay(na)ku. I expect this to go on for several months.” Several became many, and the result is an epic-length mixtape composed of thousands of algorithmically/intuitively-derived fully annotated oft-mangled bits of écriture/parole.< Less