TRUTHFULLY, MOI AM ANGELINA JOLIE!
MARK YOUNG WRITES IN:
Who is Eileen R. Tabios? Is she real?
My answer is no. As I prove in my soon-to-be-published Coming to a Fullstop: Punctuating the Poems of Eileen Tabios I believe she is a ficcione, the creation of much-rejected Icelandic poet Einar Beestiol -- note the anagram -- who has used a computer program to mix equal parts of the great Icelandic creation poem Voluspo with the Diaries of Golda Meir & created a far-fetched persona to clothe them in -- I mean, who really can believe in this purported author; female, attractive, member of a minority, who has given up a career in corporate banking to grow grapes & write poetry? -- in the desire of building up his/her myth which, at an appropriate time, when half the books published in the world in any one year will carry his/her name, he/she will expose the true reality of, thus generating enormous interest & a number of competing films which actors will fall over themselves to be cast in the title role & for which he/she will write the screenplays.
& which, inevitably, will fulfil his/her true desire, to have his/her character in a Holly- or Bollywood blockbuster shared by Tom Cruise & Angelina Jolie in an extremely flattering portrayal.