Guest Blog Post: Roberto Carlos Garcia

Roberto Carlos Garcia has a new chapbook, ya’ll. I’ve admired his work since I read a few of his pieces on Fictionaut and it makes me happy I can share his great fortune.

And a great poem.

amores gitano (gypsy loves)
by Roberto Carlos Garcia
Červená Barva Press, 2013

Roberto Carlos Garcia’s work has appeared in Connotation Press- An Online Artifact, Wilderness House Literary Review, Poets & Artists Magazine, Metazen, Atticus Review, and others. His fiction is included in the anthology “The Lost Children,” a book of 30 short stories to benefit children’s charities PROTECT and Children 1st U.K.

“Amores Gitano (gypsy loves)” is his first chapbook.

A native New Yorker, he now lives and works in New Jersey where he is pursuing an MFA in Poetry and Poetry Translation at Drew University’s Low Residency MFA Program.

You can follow Roberto Carlos Garcia on Twitter at @thespokenmind. His website is

“In his chapbook, amores gitano, Roberto Carlos Garcia breathes adult passion into the craft of desire, these poems strip themselves, naked. They flirt and they want and each section a near erotic frame of determined risk ready to widen the realm of the reader’s senses. Here is a poet who can dress and undress the lyric with his mind, hands and tongue.”
—Thomas Sayers Ellis, Author of Skin Inc. Identity Repair Poems and The Maverick Room

“Roberto Carlos Garcia gives us twenty stunning gypsy loves in amores gitano that together construct a language so wrought with desire it swaggers. This is a luminous book that marks the emergence of a new and important voice that is sure to stir up all kinds of bad.”
—Sean Nevin, Author of Oblivio Gate


There’s a cruelty
about her
that’s always hungry.

When she finally takes,
finally tastes flesh
& is full,
what’s left of me
is loved again,
her cruelty abates.

In many ways
I’m a keeper
in a zoo.

Once the lions are fed
I can enter the cage
but still,
I’m leaving my life
to chance.

$7.00 | 30 Pages | In Stock

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    Marcus Speh (Birkenkrahe)

    March 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Thank you for lending your space to Roberto in this post. I’ve been following his lyrics and his politics for a while and this chapbook should be a great start to even greater successes, much deserved! Roberto’s writing for us, he’s writing from within the cage we’re all caught in.

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    May 16, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I loved your post.Much thanks again. fdccfdadgddd

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