Thursday, March 13, 2014

SELECTED MERITAGE PRESS PROJECTS

(Projects listed in reverse chronological order of publication date)


VERSES TYPHOON YOLANDA: A Storm of Filipino Poets
Edited by Eileen R. Tabios
Meritage Press Link HERE
Order through Meritage Press (MeritagePress@aol.com) and Lulu.com


*****


DAWAC And Other Memoir-Narratives by Beatriz Tilan Tabios
Meritage Press Link HERE
Order through Meritage Press (MeritagePress@aol.com), Amazon.com  and Lulu.com


*****

BEAUTIFUL EYES with text by Gayle Romasanta and illustrations by Ramon Abad.  Translations by translators Carmen and Pat Romasanta
Meritage Press Link HERE
Facebook Link HERE
Order as a print chapbook through Meritage Press (MeritagePress@aol.com)
Order as an E-chapbook through LULU's account HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Adobo Nation, Aug. 13, 2012

*****

CARLOS VILLA AND THE INTEGRITY OF SPACES, Edited by Theodore S. Gonzalves
Meritage Press Link HERE
Order through LULU Account HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At International Examiner by Carina Del Rosario, Aug. 1, 2012


*****

BOUGH BREAKS by Tamiko Beyer
Meritage Press Link HERE.
Order through Meritage Press' LULU Account HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Lantern Review by Monica Mody, Aug. 4, 2011
At The Blood-Jet Writing Hour: Interview by Rachelle Cruz, July 12, 2011


*****

FLUX, CLOTH & FROTH (Vol. 1 and 2) by John Bloomberg-Rissman
Meritage Press Link HERE.
Order through Meritage Press' LULU Account HERE for Vol. 1 and HERE for Vol. 2.

Reviews & Engagements:
At L'Amour Fou by Tom Beckett, Feb. 23, 2011
At A Very Small Kitchen by David Berridge, February 2011


*****

ARCHIPELAGO DUST by Karen Llagas
Meritage Press Link HERE.
Order through Meritage Press' LULU Account HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Galatea Resurrects No. 17 by G. Justin Hulog, Dec. 22, 2011
At Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, February 2011: "The 1.5 Generation: Karen Llagas's Archipelago Dust" by Abigail Licad
At Jacket2: "Kaleidoscope Reading Series report: Karen Llagas, Benjamin Bac Sierra & Brian Teare" by Stephanie Young


*****

THE CHAINED HAY(NA)KU PROJECT, anthology curated by Ivy Alvarez, John Bloomberg-Rissman, Ernesto Priego & Eileen Tabios
Meritage Press Link HERE.
Order through Meritage Press' LULU Account HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Galatea Resurrects No. 16 by Nicholas T. Spatafora, April 5, 2011
At Galatea Resurrects No. 15 by Aileen Ibardaloza, Dec. 7, 2010
At Jean Vengua Blog, August 7, 2010 by Jean Vengua
At Butterfly Hunt, August 13, 2010 by Ernesto Priego
At Tribute-Airy Blog, August 23, 2010 by Allen Bramhall
An Ariadne Unst Review, August 29, 2010
A review by Amazon Top Ten Reviewer Grady Harp, Sept. 2, 2010


*****

HAY(NA)KU FOR HAITI
More information on this series HERE for the following Haiti Fundraiser Booklets by

#1: PARTICLE AND WAVE and FROM THE CHAIR, two hay(na)ku sequences by Jean Vengua
#2: On A Pyre: An Ars Poetica by Eileen R. Tabios
#3: Hay(na)ku for Haiti by Tom Beckett
#4: when the earth moves by Lars Palm
#5: After RenĂ© Depestre’s “My Definition of Poetry”, as translated by Edwidge Danticat, with lines at the end by Lafcadio Hearn by John Bloomberg-Rissman.
#6: Mrs. Quake by Nicole Mauro
#7: Through Having Been, Vol. 1 by William Allegrezza
#8: Through Having Been, Vol. 2 by William Allegrezza
#9: blonde topography: a terse set of tercets by steve dalachinsky
#10: Drop, Portion and Assignment by Peg Duthie
#11: As I Speed to Your Place by Amanda Laughtland
#12: REBIRTH by Cynthia M. Phillips
#13: in articulate concision of appendices by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
#14:from Delicacies in FRACTUS CORPUS by Ric Carfagna (Vol. 1), Hay(na)ku-ed Translations by Eileen Tabios
#15: Last word is the poet’s calling by Aileen Ibardaloza
#16: Times in Rhymes, Ruins by Jon Curley

Reviews & Engagements:
At Tributary by Allen Bramhall, Jan. 1, 2011
At Galatea Resurrects No. 15 by Jim McCrary, Dec. 7, 2010
At Mischievoice, March 10, 2010 by Lars Palm


*****

AUTOPSY TURVY by Thomas Fink and Maya Diablo Mason
Meritage Press Link HERE.
Order through Meritage Press' LULU Account HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Galatea Resurrects No. 19 by Lucy Biederman, Dec. 17, 2012
At Galatea Resurrects No. 15 by Nicholas T. Spatafora, Dec. 7, 2010
At Galatea Resurrects No. 15 by Jon Curley, Dec. 7, 2010


*****

TRAJE DE BODA by Aileen Ibardaloza
Meritage Press Link HERE.
Order through Meritage Press' LULU Account HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Galatea Resurrects No. 15 by Albert B. Casuga, Dec. 7, 2010
At Blood Jet Writing Hour, BlogTalkRadio, interviewed by Rachelle Cruz, July 30, 2010
At p-ramblings by William Allegrezza, July 28, 2010


*****

HOUSECAT KUNG FU by Geoffrey Gatza (2009)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Galatea Resurrects No. 13 by Thomas Fink
At Geckos with Bristles by Kevin Killian at Amazon Reviews, May 21, 2009
At Galatea Resurrects No. 12 by Ruth Lepson


*****

“TINY BOOKS” FUNDRAISER FOR HEIFER INTERNATIONAL (2007-ongoing)
Meritage Press Link Forthcoming

Other information HERE on the Tiny Books Series (to date):
RANDION SCREPTS by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen (2008)
(B)ITS by Joel Chace (2008)
from THE TRADITION by Juliana Spahr (2008)
SOME HAY by Lars Palm (2007)
SPEAK WHICH: HAY(NA)KU POEMS by Jill Jones (2007)
“…AND THEN THE WIND DID BLOW: JAINAKU POEMS by Ernesto Priego (2007)
STEPS: A NOTEBOOK by Tom Beckett (2007)
ALL ALONE AGAIN by Dan Waber (2007)

Reviews & Engagements:
On b(its) by Joel Chace by Ruth Lepson, Galatea Resurrects No. 12
On Steps: A Notebook by Tom Beckett at Galatea Resurrects No. 8 by Ernesto Priego
At dbqp: visualizing poetics, Feb. 15, 2008 by Geof Huth
At Poetry Scorecard, July 31, 2007 by Crg Hill
At Faux Press by Jack Kimball
On from THE TRANSFORMATION by Juliana Spahr, at Galatea Resurrects No. 10 by Jim McCrary


*****

PELICAN DREAMING: POEMS 1959-2008 by Mark Young, Selected and with an Introduction by Thomas Fink
Meritage Press Link HERE
Order through Meritage Press' Lulu Account at: http://www.lulu.com/content/1955266

Reviews & Engagements:
At Issue 217 of Landfall, May 2009 [published by Otago University Press] by Martin Edmonds
At Scoop Review of Books, October 2009 by Scott Hamilton
Magritte's Razor at Big Bridge 14, 2009 by Tom Hibbard
At JACKET Magazine 36, 2008 by Nicholas Manning
At Stoning the Devil, Jan. 7, 2009 by Adam Fieled
At Slim Windows, Sept. 10, 2008, by Tom Beckett
At Fait Accompli Blog, Sept. 10, 2008 by Nick Piombino


*****

THE HAY(NA)KU ANTHOLOGY, VOL. II, Co-Eds. Jean Vengua & Mark Young (2008, co-published with xPress(ed), Finland)
Meritage Press Link HERE

Other information about the anthology HERE (Hay(na)ku Blog).

Reviews & Engagements:
At Galatea Resurrects No. 15 by Aileen Ibardaloza, Dec. 7, 2010
At Arroyo Chamisa, May 28, 2008, by Alex Gildzen
At Blind Chatelaine's Poetics, Jan. 28, 2009, by John Olson


*****

DISAPPOINTED PSALMS, poetry by Brian Clements (2008)
Meritage Press Link HERE

Reviews & Engagements:
At P-ramblings Daily Glance by William Allegrezza, May 5, 2010
An interview at The Argotist Online
An interview at Chicago Postmodern Poetry


*****

PRAU, poetry by Jean Vengua (2007)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At p-ramblings by William Allegrezza, June 1, 2010
At HER CIRCLE by Lee Kottner
At Galatea Resurrects No. 14 by Jeff Harrison
At New Mystics, Jan. 30, 2009, by Joey Madia
At Galatea Resurrects No. 11 by Brett Duchon
At Galatea Resurrects No. 9 by John Bloomberg-Rissman
At Galatea Resurrects No. 10 by Leny M. Strobel
At Philippine News by Allen Gaborro
A review by Joan Zimmerman
An interview at E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S, Jan. 1, 2006


*****

STAGE PRESENCE: CONVERSATIONS WITH FILIPINO-AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTISTS, Ed. Theodore S. Gonzalves (2007)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Our Own Voice, February 2008 by Laura Huggins
At Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jan. 7, 2008 by Ben Pimentel, Jr.
At International Examiner, 2008 by Eydie Detera
At San Francisco Chronicle, February 27, 2008: "Stage Presence - New book on Fil-Am artists," Pinoy Pod (podcast)
At The Filipino Express, 2008, "Celebrating the Printed Word: Young Authors Hosted at Consulate
At Philippine News, May 2008 by Allen Gaborro
At JAZZ NEWS, October 26, 2010, Review by Ron Sagye La Rue

*****

COMPLICATIONS, poetry by Garrett Caples (2007)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At PhillySound Feature #7: Garrett Caples, Aug. 30, 2009, an interview by CA Conrad
At Galatea Resurrects No. 12, May 2009, a reprinted review by Talisman by John Olson
At Rain Taxi, Spring 2008 by Kevin Carollo
At Verse Magazine, April 22, 2008 by Brian Strang
At the Village Voice, April 22, 2008 by Alan Gilbert
At Galatea Resurrects No. 11 by Brett Duchon
At Galatea Resurrects No. 16 by Jeff Harrison

*****

FRAGILE REPLACEMENTS, poetry by William Allegrezza (2007)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Galatea Resurrects No. 17 by Allen Bramhall
At Galatea Resurrects No. 12 by Tom Hibbard
At Bookslut by Gina Myers, July 2008
At Galatea Resurrects No. 8 by Thomas Fink
An interview at 12 or 20 questions, Jan. 14, 2008


*****

DAYS POEM, VOLS. 1 & 2, poetry by Allen Bramhall (2007)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Galatea Resurrects No. 16 by Nicholas T. Spatafora, April 5, 2011
At Galatea Resurrects No. 9 by Anny Ballardini
At Galatea Resurrects No. 8 by Jeff Harrison
An Ongoing Interview at Antic View (3-plus years now) with Jeff Harrison


*****

KALI’S BLADE, poetry (with kali martial arts poetics) by Michelle Bautista (2006)
Meritage Press Link HERE. Kindle Edition (for a mere $0.99!) HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At North American Review, May-August 2009, by Vince Gotera
At Galatea Resurrects No. 12 by Jean Vengua
At Galatea Resurrects No. 11 by Katherine Levy
At Galatea Resurrects No. 7 by Julie R. Enszer
At Galatea Resurrects No. 5 by William Allegrezza
At INN OTHER WORDS, Nov. 8, 2007, by Barbara Jane Reyes


*****

DERIVE, poetry with visual art collaboration by Bruna Mori & Matthew Kinney (2006)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At HOW2, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Summer 2008, "Ecopoetics: Drawing on Calfskin Vellum by Jane Sprague"
At Otoliths 4, Feb. 1, 2007, by Thomas Fink
At Rain Taxi by Craig Perez
At Chicago Postmodern Poetry
At Amy King's Alias, March 23, 2008, by Amy King
At L.A. Lit
At Good Reads by Oscar Bermeo
At INN OTHER WORDS, Nov. 8, 2007, by Barbara Jane Reyes


*****

UNPROTECTED TEXTS: SELECTED POEMS (1978-2006) by Tom Beckett (2006)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Boog City, 2008, by John Mercuri Dooley
At dbqp: visualizing poetics, Oct. 18, 2006, by Geof Huth
At Jacket Magazine 33, July 2007 by Carlos Hiraldo
At Jacket Magazine 34,October 2007, "The Poetry of Questions" by Thomas Fink
At Jacket Magazine 25, February 2004, Conversation with Richard Lopez
A reading report at dbqp: visualizing poetics, Nov. 5, 2007 by Geof Huth
At Shanna Compton's Blog, Nov. 27, 2006
At Galatea Resurrects No. 8 by Ernesto Priego
At Galatea Resurrects No. 5 by John Bloomberg-Rissman
At Galatea Resurrects No. 4 by Nicholas Manning
At Galatea Resurrects No. 4 by Fionna Doney Simmonds
At Galatea Resurrects No. 4 by Beatriz Tabios
At Pantaloons Blog, Nov. 8, 2007 by Jack Kimball


*****

NOT EVEN DOGS, poetry & first single-author hay(na)ku collection by Ernesto Priego (2006)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
An interview at E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S, January 2007
At New Mystics Review, June 23, 2009 by Joey Madia
At Word For/Word #11, Winter 2007 by Thomas Fink
At Galatea Resurrects No. 7 by John Bloomberg-Rissman
At Galatea Resurrects No. 5 by Mario Mireles
At Galatea Resurrects No. 4 by Leny M. Strobel
At Kathang-Pinay Blog by Leny M. Strobel
At Galatea Resurrects No. 3 by Allen Bramhall


*****

THE FIRST HAY(NA)KU ANTHOLOGY, Co-Eds. Jean Vengua & Mark Young (2005, co-published with xPress(ed), Finland)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Other information about the anthology HERE (Hay(na)ku Blog).

Reviews & Engagements:
At Poetry Form, an anthology review by Joan Zimmerman
At Poetry Form, an interview of anthology editor Jean Vengua by Joan Zimmerman
At Galatea Resurrects No. 1 by Yvonne Hortillo
At Listen & Be Heard, Jan. 27, 2006 by Annabelle Udo
An interview with Jean Vengua at E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S, Jan. 1, 2006


*****

THE OBEDIENT DOOR, poetry by Sean Tumoana Finney with reproductions of original drawings by Ward Schumaker (2005)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Galatea Resurrects No. 4 by Fionna Doney Simmonds
At Galatea Resurrects No. 1 by Laurel Johnson


*****

PINOY POETICS: A COLLECTION OF AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL ESSAYS ON FILIPINO AND FILIPINO-AMERICAN POETICS, Ed. Nick Carbo (2004)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Moria Poetry by Veronica Montes
At Galatea Resurrects No. 2 by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
At Galatea Resurrects No. 1 by Abigail Licad
At Boog City, 2003 by Jane Sprague
At Philippine Star, Manila, 2004 by Juaniyo Arcellana
At Galatea Resurrects No. 11 by Aileen Ibardaloza
An interview with Pinoy Poetics editor Nick Carbo at El-Ghibli.org-Letteratura della migrazione by Elisabetta Marino


*****

THE ORACULAR SONNETS, poetry collaboration by Mark Young & Jukka-Pekka Kervinen (2004)
Free Download at Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
An interview at E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S, Jan. 23, 2006
An interview with Jukka-Pekka Kervinen at An interview at E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S, May 10, 2005


*****

[WAYS], poetry with visual art collaboration by Barry Schwabsky and Hong Seung-Hye (2004, co-published with Artsonje Center, Seoul)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Galatea Resurrects No. 2 by Ernesto Priego
An interview at Here Comes Everybody
An interview at P.F.S. Post


*****

OPERA: POEMS 1981-2002 by Barry Schwabsky (2003)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
An interview at E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S, May 6, 2007
At Boog City, 2003 by Jane Sprague
At Galatea Resurrects No. 4 by Fionna Doney Simmonds
At
Galatea Resurrects No. 4 by Michelle Bautista
At Galatea Resurrects No. 2 by Laurel Johnson
An interview at Here Comes Everybody
An interview at P.F.S. Post


*****

MUSEUM OF ABSENCES, poetry by Luis H. Francia (2003, co-published with the University of the Philippines Press, Manila)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At North American Review, May-August 2009, by Vince Gotera
At Galatea Resurrects No. 11 by Monna Wong
At Galatea Resurrects No. 4 by Rhett Pascual
At Galatea Resurrects No. 1 by Yvonne Hortillo


*****

ER, UM, poetry with drawings by Garrett Caples and Hu Xin (2002,out-of-print)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Boog City, 2003 by Jane Sprague


*****

100 MORE JOKES FROM THE BOOK OF THE DEAD, etchings-based collaboration by John Yau and Archie Rand (2001)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Galatea Resurrects No. 9 by Brian Clements
At Columbia News, “Archie Rand’s Collaboration with Poets” by Suzanne Trimel
At Boog City, 2003 by Jane Sprague


*****

“COLD WATER FLAT”, a signed etching in a numbered edition of 37 by John Yau and Archie Rand (2001)
Meritage Press Link HERE.

Reviews & Engagements:
At Columbia News, “Archie Rand’s Collaboration with Poets” by Suzanne Trimel
At Boog City, 2003 by Jane Sprague

Sunday, January 20, 2013

BEAUTIFUL EYES by Gayle Romasanta and Ramon Abad

Book Information:




BEAUTIFUL EYES

A bilingual children’s book by Gayle Romasanta, Ramon Abad and translators Carmen and Pat Romasanta, in both printed chapbook and e-book formats

Release Date: 2012

Print chapbook: $12.00 from Meritage Press

E-book Retail Price: $9.99 from Meritage Press’ Lulu account at http://www.lulu.com/shop/gayle-romasanta-and-ramon-abad/beautiful-eyes/ebook/product-20064455.html

Chapbook ISBN: 978-0-9826493-3-6
E-book ISBN: 978-0-9826493-4-3

Meritage Press is delighted to announce its latest release, the bilingual beginning reader children's book Beautiful Eyes with text by Gayle Romasanta, Tagalog translations by Carmen and Pat Romasanta, and illustrations by Ramon Abad.

Meritage Press is proud to support this project, a needed addition to bilingual children’s literature involving Filipino culture.


ORDERING INFO
Available for purchase either as a saddle-stitched paperback on quality paper or as an eBook through Lulu.com
     To order a hard copy for $12.00 plus s & h and tax, email the publisher directly at MeritagePress@aol.com
     To order an eBook for $9.99 retail, click this link to go to Meritage Press' Lulu site:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/gayle-romasanta-and-ramon-abad/beautiful-eyes/ebook/product-20064455.html


ABOUT THE eBOOK
The eBook can be read on iPhone, iPad, Kindle and other tablets that can read the PDF format. Kindle users may need to download the eBook to their computer then email the file to their Kindle. See Kindle instructions on transferring files to Kindle.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Beautiful Eyes is based on the timeless motor skills and memory game taught to Filipino babies. An adult says to the baby, “Beautiful Eyes!” Based on memory, a baby will open and close her eyes, batting them for all to see! Beautiful Eyes also emphasizes the beauty that is the Filipino self. It aims to nurture this sense of self early on in the baby years for little ones to take into adulthood—and for adults to remember this sense of self as they read to their children.


YOUTUBE INTERVIEW
Interview of Gayle Romasanta and Ramon Abad available at GMA's Pusong Pinoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzQs4MGlS3g&feature=youtu.be



ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR

Gayle Romasanta was born in Manila, Philippines and moved to the United States when she was 1 ½ years old. When she was five she wrote a short story about the little people who lived underground. After this story, she knew she wanted to be a writer. Along the way she learned to play the violin, joined a funny theater group, went to art school, and had two babies. She continues to write and publish her creative writing.

Ramon Abad was born in Iligan City, Mindanao, Philippines and moved to the United States when he was almost 2 years old. When he was four he would draw on everything: on walls, in books, and on recycled paper from his dad’s work. Now as a grown-up he draws on a computer, but he still also draws on recycled paper.

For more information, please email the publisher at MeritagePress@aol.com   *****   Beautiful Eyes has become one of Meritage Press' most popular titles.  For example, here are the Cabinet members of Cal State Long Beach's Pilipino American Coalition playing with the book!    
  More information about the book also is available at its Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beautiful-Eyes-Childrens-TagalogEnglish-Book/386521651391320?ref=ts