EVOCARE: Tankas (with Ayo Gutierrez and Brian Cain Aene)
Publisher: GMGA ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTIONS (GMGA, Philippines)
ISBN: To Come
Release Date: 2019
Price: To Come
Distributor: GMGA, Amazon
While these poems are written in English for a Japanese form, I hear the presence of a Filipino sensibility. I hear desire, a longing for union with a beloved. I hear mourning for a coming disappearance. I hear resilience and persistence against the tyranny of false promises. These evocations remind me that Filipino poets carry seeds of Memory waiting to be remembered despite the language and form introduced through colonialism and diaspora.
—Leny M. Strobel, author of Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous
Andrea E. Lodge’s introductory essay has been reprinted by The Halo Halo Review, November 2019.
Eileen Tabios’ Tankas are also available in her chapbook, TANKA, Vol. I (Simulacrum Press, Ontario, 2018)