Announcing the release of:
Verses Typhoon Yolanda: A Storm of Filipino Poets (Meritage Press: San Francisco and St. Helena)
edited by Eileen R. Tabios
Paperback, 220 pages, $20
(People: Yolanda=Haiyan. Filipinos use “Yolanda,” everyone else uses “Haiyan.” You know, at some point self thinks that Filipinos cannot escape comedy, even within tragedy. So if you are a potential donor, and the only thing stopping you is the confusion over which typhoon you are actually making a donation for, note that Yolanda and Haiyan ARE ONE AND THE SAME TYPHOON. Of course, mebbe you don’t care about WHICH typhoon, in which case, there was also ONDOY several years ago. It doesn’t matter. Give, that’s all that counts)
Here’s an excerpt from the official press release:
In response to Yolanda’s devastation, Filipino poets in the homeland and the diaspora rallied to create a fundraising anthology entitled Verses Typhoon Yolanda: A Storm of Filipino Poets. Edited by poet Eileen R. Tabios, the anthology of 133 poems is released by Meritage Press.
All of the book’s profits will be donated to relief organizations and others helping the typhoon survivors. Meritage is willing to send books at cost to fundraisers who then can sell the books at their individual retail price of $20 each.
For more information, contact Eileen R. Tabios at MeritagePress@aol.com
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“Emptiness of Air,” the piece self wrote for Vela, the women’s travel website, is included in this anthology — because self is ALL about TransGenre. YAY!
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.