Monday, November 26, 2007


[Pls Forward]

Dear Friendly Folks,
Please note that the RELEASE SPECIAL offer for Jean Vengua's award-winning collection PRAU (Meritage Press, 2007) expires at the end of this month. For any orders postmarked as late as Nov. 30, 2007, you can take advantage of this offer. And if you want to send this as a holiday present, I'll toss in gift-wrapping and mail it on your behalf!

In addition, Jean Vengua will launch her book this December 8 at Berkeley. Details below. Hope you can join us!



You are invited to a poetry reading and book launch featuring

Michelle Bautista, author of Kali's Blade
Eileen Tabios, author of The Light Sang As It Left Your Eyes
Jean Vengua, author of Prau

Please join us, enjoy good poetry, and do pick up some books for Holiday Gift-Giving this Year at:

3 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2007

Eastwind Books of Berkeley
2066 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Michelle Bautista is a SF Bay Area poet and performer, having worked with Kearney Street Workshop, Bindlestiff Studios, Asian American Theater Company, KaliArts and Teatro ng Tanan. She has been published in Going Home to a Landscape, Babaylan, maganda magazine, Eros Pinoy, Asian Pacific American Journal, TMP Irregular and MiPOesias Magazine. She is also a 4th degree black belt in the Kamatuuran School of Kali under the direction of Tuhan Joseph T. Oliva Arriola. She teaches kali in Oakland, CA.

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. Her most recent book, a multi-genre poetry collection, is The Light Sang As It Left Your Eyes (Marsh Hawk Press, 2007). In her poetry, she has crafted a body of work that is unique for melding ekphrasis with transcolonialism. She's also edited or co-edited five books of poetry, fiction and essays. Her poems have been translated into Spanish, Italian, Tagalog, Japanese, Portuguese, Paintings, Video, Drawings, Visual Poetry, Mixed Media Collages, Kali Martial Arts, Modern Dance and Sculpture.

Jean Vengua's poetry has been published in many print and online journals and anthologies, including Going Home to a Landscape, Babaylan, Proliferation, Returning a Borrowed Tongue, Fugacity 05, Sidereality, Moria and Otoliths, and in her chapbook, The Aching Vicinities (Otoliths). With Mark Young she is editor of the First Hay(na)ku Anthology. Jean's essays, articles and reviews on literature and music have been published in many journals including Jouvert, Geopolitics of the Visual (Ateneo U. Press), Pinoy Poetics, Our Own Voice, Seattle's International Examiner, and Jean Vengua lives in the Monterey Bay Area, where she works as an editor. She is the first place recipient of the Filamore Tabios Sr. Memorial Prize for her poetry book manuscript entitled Prau. Most of the poetry contained in Prau was written online, afloat on the sea of pixels.

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