I Take Thee, English, For My Beloved by Eileen R Tabios
Poetry. Memoir. Asian American Studies. With I TAKE THEE, ENGLISH, FOR MY BELOVED, Eileen R. Tabios melds the forms of poem, memoir, art monograph, play, novel and questionnaire to affirm that the poet not only speaks English, but she loves English. From her love, she crafts poems denoting a unique vision, as well as other writings that transcend inherited literary forms. This collection ends with a close reading by Ron Silliman of one of Tabios' poems through which he concludes, "Tabios tries for more in one page than many other poets would attempt in 20. And she pulls it off."
Eileen R. Tabios has released 14 print, four electronic and 1 CD poetry collections, an art essay collection, a poetry essay/interview anthology, and a short story book. She is a recipient of the Philippines' National Book Award for Poetry. Her poems have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Tagalog, Japanese, Paintings, Video, Drawings, Visual Poetry, Mixed Media Collages, Kali Martial Arts, Modern Dance, and Sculpture.