Planet Tome Reborn

Planet Tome Reborn

by Helene Pilibosian

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Planet Tome Reborn by Helene Pilibosian

In Planet Tome Reborn, Helene Pilibosian continues her sci-fi poetry tale from her previous book, A New Orchid Myth, in which the Everydream family, Amethyst, Granite, and daughter Taralee, come to Earth from the planet Tome to start a new life in New York City. In this sequel, the Everydreams are in Boston, a grown Taralee meets Ted, whom she later marries, and Granite advises people on Tome to prepare to start a business that grinds sunflower seeds into a powder for bread in anticipation of human immigration. The story is told in a highly metaphorical, surreal way, with an obvious love of art often expressed through clever rhymes, as in "After The Dinner Table":

Green window-sheen
as I perceive red walls.
Black-slack for the servant's blouse.
The chimes of color evolve
in Matisse's Fauve.
Flat perspectives drive
my mind's pith and rind.

Planet Tome Reborn, along with Candor Candy: Global Poems, have been published posthumously by Ohan Press, bringing her total number of books of poetry to six.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158763519
Publisher: Ohan Press
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 118
File size: 186 KB

About the Author

Helene Pilibosian (1933-2015) founded Ohan Press ( in 1983 with the publication of Carvings from an Heirloom: Oral History Poems. She then published At Quarter Past Reality: New and Selected Poems (first prize from Writer's Digest), and History's Twists: The Armenians (honorable mention). Her poems have been published in many magazines and anthologies, winning several prizes. Her early poetry has been cited in the Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature. They Called Me Mustafa: Memoir of an Immigrant, which she co-wrote with her father, Khachadoor Pilibosian, and published, was honored at a Massachusetts State House commemoration and was licensed by Alexander Street Press for an electronic database. She then published My Literary Profile: A Memoir, which won an honorable mention from the New England Book Festival 2012, and A New Orchid Myth, which won honorable mention from Writer's Digest. Ohan Press has now posthumously published two books of her poetry: Planet Tome Reborn, the sequel to A New Orchid Myth, and Candor Candy: Global Poems.

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