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.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

I Review Madeleine E. at Tupelo Quarterly

          Read it here


"Like Vertigo, each retelling or reframing of Madeleine E. leads always to deeper mystery rather than to clarity and resolution. It is a book that does not develop in any traditional sense but estranges. It is a work that seems to be in the midst of revision, as if it isn’t quite finished, as if it can never be finished. Sometimes revision is an act of cutting and compression; sometimes it is an act of expansion or rearranging, but then there are those works of art that grow only as you become increasingly estranged from them. The more Blackwell doubles and trebles his themes, his narratives, his allusions, the farther he gets from the narrative voice(s), the more we enjoy the experience."

Friday, August 19, 2016

New Essay at Queen Mob's Teahouse

Check out my rumination on roller derby The Quit and the Damned.

New jammers, on the other hand, are all enthusiasm, all top speed and full steam ahead. In their minds, they are already in a power jam scoring countless points as the other jammer sits helplessly in the penalty box. The reality, of course, is much more sobering. First they find fear—a sudden unreasonable desire to pass the starred panty (which marks them as it did Cain though their invulnerability is a dare not a warning) to anyone nearby even as they slip it on over their glassy phallic helmets.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Two New Poems at Up The Staircase Quarterly

Excerpt from #buckle

"like Liv Tyler in Italy
worrying Hope Sandoval’s bottom lip:
and aware you are watching." Go to UTSQ

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Rhino Reading

Sunday, July 17, 2016 | 4pm
Village Tap in Roscoe Village

Featured Readers
Esteban Colon
Timothy Cook
Nina Corwin
Al DeGenova
Marc Frazier
Katie Hartsock
Tim Hunt
Carlo Matos
Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson
Ladan Osman
Marcia Pradzinski
Jen Schalliol
Bill Yarrow