186: How to Deal with Dragons

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.

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Dom Cimafranca

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