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Even More Hay(na)ku! Call for Submissions


This is a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the anthology, with a working title of HAY(NA)KU 15!

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Editor/Curator: Eileen R. Tabios

Introduction by: Abraham Ignacio

Publisher: Meritage Press

Submission of Hay(na)ku Poems

—1 to 3 poems

—Poems can be the basic hay(na)ku tercet or any of the hay(na)ku variations. (If it’s an esoteric variation or one of your inventions, feel free to include a Note on Form.)

—Visual poetry is eligible if the work can be reprinted in a 6 x 9 book in black-and-white

—Collaborative submissions are also eligible
—Non-English poems are eligible if they come with English translations

—Open to all poets (you need not be Filipino)

—Submissions can be previously-published as long as the author carries rights to allow its republication. If previously-published, send with acknowledgments

—Not eligible: hay(na)ku previously published in the first three hay(na)ku anthologies as we would like to anthologize different (and new) work

—Send submissions to Eileen Tabios at meritagepress@gmail.com

Special Invitation for Students

We love having students participate in hay(na)ku projects. For example, The Hay(na)ku Anthology, Vol. II featured student hay(na)ku from a poetry class taught by Elizabeth Robinson at the University of Colorado, Boulder. If you are a teacher (all levels) or workshop instructor and would like to have students focus on hay(na)ku, with possible publication in HAY(NA)KU 15, please contact the editor!

For more info about hay(na)ku, go to Eileen Verbs Books.

Submissions and Contact Info: meritagepress@gmail.com

The Feral Line

Oh, mortality; thy name is…white hair. Eileen Tabios makes silent poetry with her hair in “The Mortality Asemics,” on Queen Mobs. Her asemics remind me a bit of my haptic drawings, which Eileen has written about in Our Own Voice. It’s all about the line, no? My drawn or painted lines tend to be restless, tightly curling or raveling (not unlike my grey/white hair), while the asemic lines produced by her hair appear languid. Yet, as she suggests, those pale strands might be seen as feral, having a kind of wild agency. Both the haptics and the asemics, in their way, provide an open (and perhaps partially hidden) semantics of physiognomy, gesture, and personal energy.

This post is part of the following threads: Local Art, poetry – ongoing stories on this site. View the thread timelines for more context on this post.

List Poems

Blogging on Local Nomad has taken a back seat for a couple of weeks, while I attended to a number of projects (including the next issue of Local Nomad, which should be up around the end of March). So now I’m trying to catch up. And, first things first: I want to point to the current issue of Truck, which is guest edited by poet Eileen Tabios. Her project for this issue was to focus on the list poem, and I’m glad to be one among many included in the issue. One to two poets are featured every day, and the variety of list poems are fascinating. Do drop by Truck and spend some time there, reading.

This post is part of the thread: poetry – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.

Moss Trill and New Hay(na)ku

There’s some new work up on Moss Trill. Also check out editor Bill Allegrezza’s new book, of hay(na)ku, Port Light. Eileen Tabios introduces the book HERE. If you don’t know what hay(na)ku is, you can read about it HERE (as well as the Hay(na)ku anthologies I & II that I edited with poet Mark Young).

Eileen Tabios on Babaylan Narratives

So much could be said about Babaylan’s Pinay Narratives, the panel I participated in yesterday, but I’ll let Eileen Tabios do that, as I’m kind of bushed from work today…Check it out on Eileen Verbs Books.

Babaylan panel
Photo of Babaylan panel by Sunny Vergara

This post is part of the thread: Filipina/o American Writing – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.

Sun Stigmata gets in your eye…

Poet and conceptual artist Eileen Tabios’ new book, Sun Stigmata: Sculpture Poems, is now available through Marsh Hawk Press. And do read her long poem, “I forgot the Binary of Refugees Vs. Art” here in the Fall 2014 issue of Local Nomad. Yes, we like “disturbing.”

Eileen Tabios is a genre-exploding, subversive, transgressive, superbly intelligent writer who I think thrives on the idea of hybridity. …she can be intent on blurring the lines between art and the everyday, not unlike, for me, the emblematic metaphor in William Burroughs’ novel Naked Lunch
.—Burt Kimmelman, Poet’s House Introduction, 2007

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Babaylan: Round Table Discussion of Bay Area Filipina American Writers

I will be participating in “Babaylan: Round Table Discussion of Bay Area Filipina American Writers” on Sunday, November 9. It will take place in the Koret Auditorium in the main San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St., 2 to 4 pm. Please join me and some wonderful writers, including Arlene Biala, Rose Booker, Veronica Montes, Eileen Tabios, and Elsa Valdimiano, and hosted by Barbara Jane Reyes of PAWA (Philippine American Writers & Artists). Check out updates on this event’s Facebook page HERE.

This post is part of the thread: Filipina/o American Writing – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.