Tuesday, July 05, 2016

186: How to Deal with Dragons

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/271855777" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]This is a poem by Gelacio Guillermo, a poet previously unknown to me. A little research turned up a news article from last year. Guillermo grew up in Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac and was a rebel and political detainee during the Martial Law years. He was also a fellow to Iowa Writers Program. He seems to be better known for his Filipino poetry these days.