Paloma books in libraries

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Library of Congress
Close Apart by Robert Cowan (poetry)
Shellback by Jeanne-Marie Osterman (poetry)
Seven Skirts by Jacki Rigoni (poetry)
The Good Mother of Marseille by Christopher X. Shade (novel)
Shield the Joyous by Christopher X. Shade (poetry)
The Ruin of Everything by Lara Stapleton (short stories)
Pagpag: The Dictator’s Aftermath in the Diaspora by Eileen R. Tabios
Humanity: An Anthology, volume 1 edited by Eileen R. Tabios (essays)
One, Two, Three: Selected Hay(na)ku Poems by Eileen R. Tabios (poetry)

CALIFORNIA

Daly City Public Library
Diaspora: Volume L by Ivy Alvarez (poetry) 
Glimpses by Leny Mendoza Strobel (essays)
Pagpag: The Dictator’s Aftermath in the Diaspora by Eileen R. Tabios (short stories)
Marcelina by Jean Vengua (poetry)

San Francisco Public Library
Diaspora: Volume L by Ivy Alvarez (poetry)
Marawi by Albert E. Alejo & Eileen R. Tabios (poetry chapbook)
peminology by Melinda Luisa de Jesus (poetry)
After Irma, After Harvey: A Fundraiser on Behalf of Animals by Lisa Suguitan Melnick et al (chapbook)
Seven Skirts by Jacki Rigoni (poetry)
The Ruin of Everything by Lara Stapleton (short stories)
Glimpses by Leny Mendoza Strobel (essays)
The Great American Novel: Selected Visual Poetry 2001-2019 by Eileen R. Tabios (poetry) 
Humanity: An Anthology, volume 1 edited by Eileen R. Tabios (essays)
Manhattan: An Archaeology by Eileen R. Tabios (poetry)
One, Two, Three: Selected Hay(na)ku Poems by Eileen R. Tabios (poetry)

San Mateo County Libraries
Seven Skirts by Jacki Rigoni (poetry)
Humanity: An Anthology, volume 1 edited by Eileen R. Tabios (essays) 

South San Francisco Public Library
Humanity: An Anthology, volume 1 edited by Eileen R. Tabios (essays)

Stanford Libraries
Blue by Reme Grefalda & Wesley St. Jo (poetry)
Humanity: An Anthology, volume 1 edited by Eileen R. Tabios (essays)
One, Two, Three: Selected Hay(na)ku Poems by Eileen R. Tabios (poetry)

NEW YORK

New York Public Library
Shellback by Jeanne-Marie Osterman (poetry)
The Ruin of Everything by Lara Stapleton (short stories)

Poets House
Diaspora: Volume L by Ivy Alvarez
Humors by Joel Chace
Close Apart by Robert Cowan
My Beauty is an Occupiable Space: 37 Prosed Sonnets by Anne Gorrick & John Bloomberg-Rissman
peminology by Melinda Luisa de Jesus
After Irma, After Harvey: A Fundraiser on Behalf of Animals by Lisa Suguitan Melnick et al (chapbook)
Shield the Joyous by Christopher X. Shade
Anne with an E & Me by Wesley St. Jo
Blue by Wesley St. Jo & Reme Grefalda
The Great American Novel: Selected Visual Poetry 2001-2019 by Eileen R. Tabios
Manhattan: An Archaeology by Eileen R. Tabios
Marawi by Eileen R. Tabios & Albert E. Alejo (chapbook)
One, Two, Three: Selected Hay(na)ku Poems by Eileen R. Tabios

Maileen Hamto reviews PAGPAG

From THE HALO-HALO REVIEW:

It’s an unfortunate and ugly reality that many people in the homeland are so destitute, so poor, that they make a necessary living out of garbage. The practice of “pagpag” involves going through mountains of trash to salvage food and anything else than can be saved to be resold, reused, or traded for other goods. Eileen Tabios’ explains that her latest short story collection, PAGPAG, is so named to shed light on the ever-increasing economic inequities among the urban poor in the Philippines, casualties of decades-long theft, graft and corruption among elected officials and their cronies. Continue reading here.

Pushcart Prize Nominees

We’re very pleased to announce our 2021 PUSHCART PRIZE nominees!

MARCELINA
From Marcelina by Jean Vengua (September 2020)

WHILE YOU REST
From Shield the Joyous by Christopher X. Shade (April 2020)

THE LAWNMOWER
From Shield the Joyous by Christopher X. Shade (April 2020)

IN THE ALABAMA TOWN WHERE I GREW UP, THE TOWN SQUARE WASN’T A SQUARE. 
From Shield the Joyous by Christopher X. Shade (April 2020)

ON IMITATING A RHINOCEROS 
From PAGPAG: The Dictator’s Aftermath in the Diaspora by Eileen R. Tabios (March 2020)

DO NOT BREATHE
From PAGPAG: The Dictator’s Aftermath in the Diaspora by Eileen R. Tabios (March 2020)

Congratulations and good luck!

Noelle Q. de Jesus reviews PAGPAG

New review of Eileen Tabios’ PAGPAG by Noelle Q. de Jesus:

“My first encounter with the work of Eileen R. Tabios was in the middle of 1999. I was in the middle of sorting submissions and curating intentionally diverse work for a flash fiction anthology I had proposed to Anvil Publishing in Manila, that eventually came out in 2003, and was called Fast Food Fiction: Short Short Stories To Go. Tabios’ story in this book was a deft piece, just 469 words (I asked for flash of no more than 500 words, and many writers went far beyond that), focusing on a man who puzzles, genuinely it seems, over the aftermath of passion that had evidently gone too far, with the use of a black leather crop. Adding further interest, the title chosen for the story was, “excerpts from After She Left The Hotel Room” and its text was divided into four petite sections headed, “W, X, Y” and “Z”…” (continue reading here).

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Denise Low interviews Eileen Tabios; Neil Leadbetter reviews PAGPAG

Denise Low interviews Eileen R. Tabios; Neil Leadbetter reviews PAGPAG by Eileen R. Tabios

DL: You have a large body of published work, and the listing of publications is available on your website. How does this new book of short stories PAGPAG: The Dictator’s Aftermath in the Diaspora (Paloma Press) relate to your themes in previous work?

ERT: That is a good question, because this book is an interruption of the writing styles I was exploring. These stories (except for one I added to cohere the collection) were published from 1995-2000; they represent me as a newbie creative writer, and I do not write the way I wrote back then. But I decided to re-issue them as a book in protest against the cruel policies of current Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte as well as his complicity in rehabilitating the reputation of the family of Martial Law dictator Ferdinand Marcos. I thought it important to remind people that Martial Law occurred, was damaging, and offers a legacy wherein junior-Marcos-type politicians undeservedly thrive to the detriment of the Filipino people they are supposed to serve. Continue reading here.