Tuesday, October 2, 2012

5 Shades of Gray, poems by Eileen R. Tabios

5 Shades of Gray, poems by Eileen R. Tabios
ISBN No.: 978-1-934299-09-8
Release Date: Fall 2012
Distribution: Lulu.com
and Amazon.com

Fifty Shades of Grey, a 2011 erotic novel by E.L. James, has topped
best-seller lists around the world. It is the first in a Trilogy which
has sold over 40 million copies and book rights in 37 countries. It
also set the record as the fastest-selling paperback of all time,
surpassing the Harry Potter series.  Eileen R. Tabios has not read
E.L. James' novels, but that did not stop her from writing the poems
comprising 5 Shades of Gray.  She first read about BDSM (
bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, sadism/masochism) in a New
York Times article about a room in Japan set up as a private park for
businessmen clad only in oversized diapers and wheeled about in
oversized prams pushed by women in British nanny costumes. Ms. Tabios
also appreciates Ellen Degeneres' attempts to read Fifty Shades of
Grey on YouTUBE, accompanied by sound effects provided by handcuffs,
ping pong paddle and a whip.

The Sphinx’s Unasked Riddle

Which is more powerful:

A moon so bright it erases night


A sun so bright it darkens vision



Eileen Tabios’ …latest book of poetry, 5 Shades of Gray.  I want to
quote one poem from this superb book:

Poetics (#2)

"Move to the limit
of what you know--

Start there"

That is quite possibly the best piece of advice a human being could be
given.  I really admire Eileen's book.  It is for me her best book so


Eileen R. Tabios has released 20 print, 4 electronic and 1 CD poetry
collections, an art-essay collection, a poetry essay/interview
anthology, a short story book and a collection of novels. Recipient of
the Philippines' National Book Award for Poetry for her first poetry
book Beyond Life Sentences, she has exhibited visual poetry and visual
art throughout the United States and Asia. She has also edited,
co-edited and/or conceptualized nine anthologies of poetry, fiction
and essays.

Ms. Tabios has crafted a body of work that is unique for melding
ekphrasis with transcolonialism. Her poems have been translated into
Spanish, Italian, Tagalog, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, Greek,
computer-generated hybrid languages, Paintings, Video, Drawings,
Visual Poetry, Mixed Media Collages, Kali Martial Arts, Music, Modern
Dance and Sculpture. As part of her poetry-as-performance approach,
she blogs as the "Chatelaine" at http://angelicpoker.blogspot.com;
edits a popular poetry review journal, Galatea Resurrects (A Poetry
Engagement) athttp://galatearesurrects.blogspot.com; and founded
Meritage Press (www.meritagepress.blogspot.com), a multi-disciplinary
literary and arts press based in San Francisco & St. Helena.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sarah Giragosian, Jennifer Karmin, Maryrose Larkin: Yes!
Thursday, August 26 @ 7:30pm
Social Justice Center
33 Central Avenue
Albany, NY

Sarah Giragosian earned an MFA in poetry from Boston University. She has
interned as an assistant editor at Boston Review and recently had the
opportunity to assist Professor Robert Shaw with editing his text, Blank Verse:
A Guide to its History and Use, published through Ohio University Press. Her
work has appeared in The New York Times. She is a PhD candidate at SUNY Albany.

Jennifer Karmin’s text-sound epic, Aaaaaaaaaaalice,...was published by Flim
Forum Press in 2010. She curates the Red Rover Series and is co-founder of the
public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been
presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, community centers, and on city
streets across the U.S., Japan, and Kenya. A proud member of the Dusie
Kollektiv, she is the author of the Dusie chapbook Evacuated: Disembodying
Katrina. Walking Poem, a collaborative street project, is featured online at
How2. In Chicago, Jennifer teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman
College and works as a Poet-in-Residence for the public schools.

Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a freelance
researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books, 2006), Whimsy
Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press, 2007) and DARC
(FLASH+CARD, 2009. Larkin is one of the organizsers of Spare Room, a
Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of
FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. Her new book, The Name of This
Intersection is Frost, is forthcoming from Shearsman Books.


Monday, May 24, 2010


With the initial print runs of our first two books running out, we are moving to Lightning Source. Maryrose Larkin's THE BOOK OF OCEAN will come into print concurrent with the publication of her second book. Ray Bianchi & Traudi Haas' IMMEDIATE EMPIRE *might* be issued in a bilingual edition (it is coming out in Portugese in Brasil!). Therese Bachand's DAUGHTER OF THE EPHEMERAL WORD is getting laid out now.

What's the hold up? The publisher of course. But we've moved to Adobe Design Studio. What next, Flash?


A POETRY READING presented by Chax Press

at The Drawing Studio
33 S 6th Ave, Tucson (on 6th Ave downtown, between Broadway & Congress)
7pm Saturday, May 22, 2010
FREE ADMISSION ( a donation will be requested )
Selected books available for purchase
Refreshment provided
Question & Answer Session following the reading
Call 520-620-1626 for more information

Chax Press events are funded in part by the Tucson Pima Arts Council and by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts. This event is also supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.

BEVERLY DAHLEN was born in Portland in November, 1934, attended public schools there, and after the end of World War II, moved with her family to Eureka, California. In 1956, she resettled in San Francisco. Her first collection of poetry, Out of the Third, was published by Momo's Press in 1974. Two chapbooks, A Letter at Easter (Effie's Press) and The Egyptian Poems (Hipparchia Press) were followed in 1985 by the publication of A Reading 1-7 (Momo's Press). Since then, three more volumes of A Reading have appeared (including A Reading 8-10 from Chax Press), as well as the chapbook A-reading Spicer & Eighteen Sonnets (Chax Press). Her essay "Beauty: Another Reading" recently appeared in Crayon 5. Ms. Dahlen was a cofounder, with Kathleen Fraser and Frances Jaffer, of the influential avant feminist poetics newsletter (HOW)ever ; in December of 2008 her work was honored by Small Press Traffic with their annual Lifetime Achievement Award.

MARYROSE LARKIN lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a freelance researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books,2006), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press,2007) and DARC (FLASH+CARD, 2009). Larkin is one of the organizers of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. Her new book, The Name of This Intersection is Frost, is forthcoming from Shearsman Books.

Monday, August 4, 2008


We are offering Immediate Empire, i.e. Press' newest book, at discount, which is $12.00 including shipping (the book will sell for $14.95 + shipping).

Now you can pay with a check to Catherine Daly, Publisher, i.e. Press, at
5100 Ambrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

or pay via PayPal

Thursday, May 1, 2008

i.e. Press on *SPD Recommends*

**New Poetry from i.e. Press**

Larkin, Mayrose
$12.95 / PA / 80pp.
ISBN: 978-1-934299-00-5
i.e. Press 2007
Poetry. The first book to surface by Portland-based poet Maryrose
Larkin, THE BOOK OF OCEAN is "informed by a counterpoint between time
& vision"--Andrew Joron. Larkin's delicate, intelligent line is an
enabling environment in which "time conflates" and "language is the
connective by which vastly disparate concepts - love, snow,
mathematics, gravity - flow one to another, reported with meticulous
grace"--Judith Roitman.