Mix Tape for a War. Poems by Guillermo Filice Castro, selected by Dan Vera and Ron Mohring as Number Nine in the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series.
Publication: November 15, 2018 [100 copies]
The author designed two cover images and we decided to use both!
Guillermo Filice Castro is a poet, photographer, translator, and swimmer, though not always in that order. Previous chapbooks include Agua, Fuego (Finishing Line Press) and Cry Me a Lorca (Seven Kitchens Press). Castro is an immigrant from Argentina; he’s got the accent to prove it.
There’s a slick anthem
we like to belt, my friend and I.
Each to undo a set of lips,
rings for the girth
of his breath and mine. Flesh
as spice, as prodigy
cotton to us.
We like to rule big.
Grab, let go, nip;
then plan our own overthrow.
Flesh as flag, ablaze.
map you out
in whatever tissue
I spit his seed in.
- Purchase Mix Tape for a War here.
- Purchase Agua, Fuego here.
- Read more poems and see Guillermo’s photographs at Tarpaulin Sky.