Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Traveling Mollys Featured Reader

The Traveling Mollys
Literary Open Mic and Reading Series

Carlo Matos & Ralph Hamilton

Monday, February 13
6:30 open mic sign-up

$5 if you can, $3 if you can't

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"The Book of Tongues" a finalist for Rose Metal Press's Chapbook Contest

My new chapbook, co-written with Amy Sayre Baptista, is a finalist!

Congrats to all:

  • The Passion of Woo & Isolde & Other Stories by Jennifer Tseng of Brookline, Massachusetts
Contest judge Amelia Gray selected The Passion of Woo & Isolde out of a field of 162 strong submissions, and the chapbook will be published in August 2017.

You can sign up to receive the chapbook automatically when it launches by becoming a Rose Metal Press Subscriber or Supporter here.

This year's contest finalists include:

Runner-up: Winter in Prague by Vincent Poturica of Long Beach, California
  • Mistransformation by Tori Bond of Perkasie, Pennsylvania
  • Dizzy by Sarah Greenslit of Madison, Wisconsin
  • The Book of Tongues/O livro das linguas by Amy Sayre Baptista and Carlo Matos of Chicago, Illinois
  • The Civil War War by Marc Sheehan of Grand Haven, Michigan
The semi-finalists include:
  • Mapping the Territory by Jane Hammons of Austin, Texas
  • Flavored Water by Dan Nielsen of Racine, Wisconsin
  • The Adventures of a Kelly Girl by Charles Rammelkamp of Baltimore, Maryland
  • Taking a Bath in the World Today by Anji Reyner of Missoula, Montana
  • Failed Fantasies: A Practical Guide by Tatiana Ryckman of Austin, Texas
  • The Legend of Steve Prefontaine by Todd Seabrook of Hamilton, Florida

Monday, January 30, 2017

New Poem Published

Check out my poem, "Decent" at One


"nothing could tarnish

your perfect porcelain decency.
Decent, a world several fractures
short a recompense."

*image by Yvonne Lee Schultz

Sunday, January 29, 2017

I review In Lieu of Flowers by Rachel Slotnick

Check it out at Cleaver Magazine

"Her paintings have a surreal quality, the edges often blurred as one image becomes another: a beard becomes a fish, a shirt melts into the coral of the sea floor, and flowers, always flowers sprouting where they desire. “I tried to paint my grandfather,” says the speaker, “and the figure devolved into flowers.” Often the paintings also include multiple perspectives of the same central figure, reminding me conceptually more of cubism than surrealism, Picasso’s figures (of Fran├žoise Gilot, for example) often turning into flowers as well."

Monday, December 19, 2016

My flash nonfiction is featured over at The Gravity of the Thing

Check it out here

"We practiced, kissed each other’s sisters, smoked cigarettes stolen from the corner store, and had all-out fistfights to pass the time. And we hopped cars. Maybe those two mustachioed, blue-collar plumbers-turned-heroes—who looked so much like our fathers and uncles—were proof that we could win a princess or two, that being outsiders didn’t automatically make us the bad guys."

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

I'm Featured at the La Romita Webpage

This past summer (2016) La Romita piloted its first ever Residency with the willing cooperation of Carlo Matos, writer & poet. Carlo spent a productive week camped out on the veranda overlooking the pass to Spoleto and allowed us to interview him about the experience. Check it out Here.