Naissance Chapbooks

Roman Holiday
Eileen R. Tabios

Roman Holiday, by Eileen R. Tabios

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Eileen R. Tabios brings us a numbered sequence of prosepoem Synopses that strike the mind’s eye like an oil-filled kaleidoscope. Patterns merge and emerge in shifting repetitions that succeed in what all poetry attempts: to cover more ground than they should have been able. An excerpt:

from Synopsis #7

It transcends the feminine gesture. [Consolation defined as the bat never reappeared]. She totters on ice despite thick ankles. [By his face, one can tell he’s about to deliver the boot.] He has a gaze like a mirror. [There is nothing like an infant tugging on a daddy’s white whiskers.] “Sulpicia, a Roman woman writer, wrote elegies in Latin that had been attributed to Tibullus.” [Whatever. True love is never chaste.]

—Eileen R. Tabios

16 pages. $10, includes standard shipping within the Continental USA.


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