Eileen would like to share the story of her "first book" and the Tiny Book replica she made of it: "My First Book" by Eileen R. Tabios as part of the Marsh Hawk Press "Chapter One Project."
You can see the Catalog of Miniature Books for the Victoria Library Collection HERE. It includes this "Big-Small" combination of Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates:
This Victoria Library Blog features Eileen's miniature book collection which she began in October 2020. The Victoria collection is her second library of miniature books; the first is the Galatea Library collection which covers acquisitions from March 2019-September 2020, and whose catalog you can see HERE.
Eileen also would like to share the link to her miniature book (which is available with or without its normative-size book), The In(ter)vention of the Hay(na)ku: Selected Tercets 1996-2019 (Marsh Hawk Press):
MINIATURE BOOK CLUB:
Eileen also would like to present the members of the Miniature Book Club. Without their readers, books become objects instead of worlds. At the Galatea Library, the miniature book readers were Barbie dolls resurrected from an old project exploring colonialism (Mattel manufactured Barbies in the Philippines). But for the rental's miniature book collection, Eileen opted for Barbie's "Fashionista" line which is intended to present the diversity of the human race and more realistic sizes than sexpot Barbie's. Here they are: Abot Tala, Joi (named after feminist poet-activist Joi Barrios-Leblanc), and Melinda (named after poet-scholar Melinda Luisa de Jesus):
UPDATE: The Miniature Book Club has grown! Here are its members featured with a former antique clock that was turned by a book dealer into a miniature bookcase:
A library should be sprinkled with art and poet-painter-scholar Thomas Fink delivers with four hay(na)ku paintings. The hay(na)ku's body as a tercet is evident in the three elements featured within each painting: