Last year Barbara Jane Reyes graciously agreed to be interviewed for Letras Latinas' Oral History Project. (Joyelle McSweeney had invited her to perform at "Chloe's Cabaret", a series we co-curated this past academic year with Cornelius Eady at Notre Dame's Performing Arts Center; our first season concluded on April 19th with Victor Hernández Cruz). During the interview, I believe, she mentioned the name Eileen Tabios. The name stuck.
Two days ago, Craig Perez, with whom I've exchanged some engaging e-mails these last few weeks, recommended I have a look at Galatea Ressurects, which is edited by Eileen Tabios.
Here is her Editor's Introduction in issue number 1. Reading it reaffirms my resolve to take a crack at Latino Poetry Review, the online journal Letras Latinas will be launching early next year, and after which this blog is currently named.
I know I know: I've arrived to this party over a year late!
Better late than not at all.
Thank you, Eileen. I love that you are in the Bay Area---my home.