Guillermo Filice Castro | Mix Tape for a War


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]
28 pages
ISBN: 978-1-949333-42-8
$ 9.00

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.

Bésame Mucho

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
in bed: 

Join us,
cotton to us.

We like to rule big.
Grab, let go, nip; 

then plan our own overthrow.

Flesh as flag, ablaze.
Oh homo-land–I’ll

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.