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Eileen R. Tabios


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Eileen R. Tabios has released over 50 collections of poetry, fiction, essays, and experimental biographies. Her books include a form-based “Selected Poems” series, The In(ter)vention of the Hay(na)ku: Selected Tercets 1996-2019, THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL: Selected Visual Poetry (2001-2019), INVENT(ST)ORY: Selected Catalog Poems & New 1996-2015, and THE THORN ROSARY: Selected Prose Poems & New 1998-2010. Her award-winning body of work includes invention of the hay(na)ku poetic form whose 15th year anniversary was celebrated in the U.S. in 2018 at the San Francisco and Saint Helena Public Libraries. She also has edited, co-edited or conceptualized 15 anthologies of poetry, fiction and essays, as well as exhibited visual art in the United States and Asia. Her writing and editing works have received recognition through awards, grants and residencies. More information is available at


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