DoveLion: A Fairy Tale for Our Times (Eileen R. Tabios)


  • Denise Low Baker University



This review looks at Indigenous futurisms inherent in this slipstream novel by a Filipina author. The Indigenous value of "kapwa" informs the structure and content of this experiemental narrative work that includes embedded poetry, literary theory, history, political history and theory, and more. The author suggests how an alternative view of time allows for integration and synthesis rather than fragmentation.

Author Biography

Denise Low, Baker University

Denise Low, Kansas Poet Laureate 2009-2011, lives in Lawrence, Kansas. She founded the Creative Writing program at Haskell Indian Nations University. She is a free-lance writer and reviewer. Her family is unaffiliated Delaware and British Isles. Her most recent books are Melange Block, poetry from Red Mountain Press; Natural Theologies, critical essays about the grasslands from The Backwaters Press; and Ghost Stories, mixed genre from Woodley Memorial Press. She is director of four ledgers on the Plains Indian Ledger Art website (UC-San Diego)




How to Cite

Low, D. (2023). DoveLion: A Fairy Tale for Our Times (Eileen R. Tabios). Transmotion, 8(2), 186–188.