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Introduction to Eileen Tabios

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 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) and AMNESIA: Somebody’s Memoir (Black Radish Books, New York-California, 2016)

Her book publishers, to date, come from eight countries as well as online. Her first poetry book, BEYOND LIFE SENTENCES (1998), received the Philippines’ National Book Award for Poetry (Manila Critics Circle). Her poems have been translated into seven languages as well as computer-generated hybrid languages, paintings, video, drawings, visual poetry, mixed media collages, Kali martial arts, music, modern dance, sculpture and a sweat shirt. Additionally, she has edited, co-edited or conceptualized ten anthologies of poetry, fiction and essays as well as exhibited visual art and visual poetry in the United States and Asia. More information is available at