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Eileen Tabios Book Launch

October 19, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Manoa Campus, Kuykendall 410 Add to Calendar

“LOVE IN A TIME OF BELLIGERENCE” To understand human history is to recognize the eternal presence of belligerence. Eileen R. Tabios’ Love in a Time of Belligerence surfaces a variety of wars and their collateral damage of nature, indigenous culture, pets and infants, democracy, teachers, the poor, even “sex dolls,” among others. Such spirals to more losses: innocence, ideals, loyalties, family, and hopes. Love can be an antidote … until it’s not. The world presented in Ms. Tabios’ poetry does not reduce humanity to problem-and-solution—her poetry is one of insistent lucidity, which is an accomplishment on its own when one wants to hide one’s eyes from the world. Ms. Tabios will present her book, along with her Tinfish chap, EXCAVATING THE FILIPINO IN ME, also to commemorate October as Filipino American History Month.

Eileen R. Tabios has released over 40 collections of poetry, fiction, essays, and experimental biographies from publishers in eight countries and cyberspace. Inventor of the poetry form “hay(na)ku,” she has been translated into eight languages. She also has edited, co-edited or conceptualized 12 anthologies of poetry, fiction and essays.


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English, Manoa Campus

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(808) 956-3071, slryan@hawaii.edu

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