Monday, February 8, 2016


In addition to aggregating reviews from the internet, THE HALO-HALO REVIEW presents The Mangozine which features new reviews and serves as the online publisher for reviews and other engagements (e.g. book introductions) published in print but not yet available within the internet.  Other features, including author interviews and reader testimonials, also will be presented. The following presents a Table of Contents for Issue 2 -- CLICK on links to go to the reviews.

(February 2016)

Editor's Note:  
Welcome to the second issue of THE HALO-HALO REVIEW where we provide engagements with Filipin@ literature and authors through reviews and engagements, interviews and other prose. We hope readers, writers and publishers will continue to participate and share information about numerous Filipino authors and the wide variety of their writings. 

The Mangozine's Review Copy information is HERE; you are encouraged to fatten up the list as well as pick some to review! Submission deadline for the third issue has been set at July 15, 2016 (though I will take reviews sooner than the deadline if that is more convenient for the reviewers).
Eileen Tabios' Editor's Note continues over HERE.


Four books by R. Zamora Linmark: Rolling the R's (Kaya Press, New York, 1997); Prime Time Apparitions (Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn, 2005); The Evolution of a Sigh (Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn, 2008); and LECHE (Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, 2011). Engaged by Sheila Bare

"The Boatman's Spine Poetry," a poem and sculpture by Aileen Ibardaloza (2015). Engaged by Eileen R. Tabios

After projects the resound by Kimberly Alidio (Black Radish Books, 2016). Engaged by Marthe Reed

Angel De La Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery by M. Evelina Galang (Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, 2013). Reviewed by Amadio Arboleda

COURT OF THE DRAGON by Paolo Javier (Nightboat Books, New York, 2015). Reviewed by Chris Mansel

INVENT(ST)ORY: Selected Catalog Poems & New 1996-2015 by Eileen R. Tabios (Dos Madres Press, Loveland, OH, 2015). Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Hollywood Starlet by Ivy Alvarez (Dancing Girl Press, 2015). Reviewed by Rebecca Loudon

Three books by Albert E. Alejo: Tao Po! Tuloy! Isang Landas ng Pagunawa sa Loob ng Tao (Ateneo de Manila University Office of Research and Publications, 1990); Generating Energies In Mount Apo: Cultural Politics In A Contested Environment  (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2001); and Nabighani: Mga Saling Tula ng Kapwa Nilikha (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2015). Engaged by Leny M. Strobel

Bridgeable Shores: Selected Poems (1969-2001) by Luis Cabalquinto (Kaya Press / Galatea Speaks, New York, 2001). Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

THE BEAUTY OF GHOSTS: Five Voices: A Theater of Poetry by Luis H. Francia (Ateneo de Manila University Press, Quezon City, 2010). Engaged by Eileen R. Tabios

Her Wild American Self by M. Evelina Galang (Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, 1996). Reviewed by Amadio Arboleda

Reproductions of the Empty Flagpole by Eileen R. Tabios (Marsh Hawk Press, New York, 2002). Reviewed by Monica Manolachi

Names Above Houses by Oliver de la Paz (Southern Illinois University Press / Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, 2001). Reviewed by Cristina Querrer

Bistro Filipino Book edited by Yolanda Perez Johnson, with Contributor Chef Rolando Laudico (Soumak Collections, Inc., Manila, 2014). Engaged by Jeannie Yniguez

Disturbance by Ivy Alvarez (Seren Books, Wales, 2013). Reviewed by Nicholas Whitehead

Tattered Boat by Luis H. Francia (University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City, Philippines, 2014). Reviewed by Rhett Pascual

Two books by R. Zamora Linmark: Rolling the R's (Kaya, New York, 1997) and LECHE (Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, 2011). Reviewed by Justine Villanueva

FOOTNOTES TO ALGEBRA: Uncollected Poems 1995-2009 by Eileen R. Tabios (BlazeVOX [books], New York, 2009). Reviewed by Chris Mansel


Paolo Javier, Post-Court of the Dragon  (Nightboat Books, New York, 2015) 

Kristine Ong Muslim, Post-Age of Blight (Unnamed Press, Los Angeles, 2016)


Go HERE to see the Love expressed by the following:

Eileen Tabios on Jessica Hagedorn

Tony Robles on Marianne Villanueva

Eileen Tabios on Nick Carbo 

Jason Koo on Patrick Rosal

Metta Sáma on Barbara Jane Reyes

Dave Bonta on Luisa A. Igloria

Cristina Querrer on Bino A. Realuyo

Paul Pines and John Bloomberg-Rissman on Eileen Tabios



Magdalena by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (Plain View Press, Austin, TX , 2002). Reviewed by Eileen R. Tabios for Babaylan Speaks (now offline)

From Books: Introductions, Prefaces, Forewords, Afterwords and Author's Notes

Nick Carbo introduces RETURNING A BORROWED TONGUE (Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, Minn., 1996)

Oliver de la Paz introduces Little Anodynes by Jon Pineda (The University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC, 2015)

Luis H. Francia presents an introductory excerpt to his EYE OF THE FISH: A Personal Archipelago (Kaya Press, New York, 2001)

Cecilia M. Brainard introduces A LA CARTE FOOD & FICTION, Collected and Edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and Marily Ysip Orosa  (Anvil, Philippines, 2007 and an Ebook published by PALH, CA)

Lolan Buhain Sevilla and Roseli Ilano introduce WALANG HIYA: literature taking risks toward liberatory practice (Carayan Press, San Francisco, 2010)

Thomas Fink introduces INVENT(ST)ORY: Selected Catalog Poems & New 1996-2015 by Eileen R. Tabios (Dos Madres Press, Loveland, OH, 2015)

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