Wednesday, March 11, 2015

First Review of Loon & Fiasco

Check out Kristina Marie Darling's review at AMRI


"The poems in this collection transition seamlessly between deeply personal prose reflections on "parents," "translations," and an ethereal "past," and forms derived from the most pragmatic of technologies. Matos's skillful pairing of traditional and found literary forms suggests the myriad ways that technology helps us see the boundaries of what can be considered human more clearly"

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Poems While You Wait

Daniela Olszewska, Shane Zimmer, & me

PMYW last night at the Between Friends Bubble Ball Fundraiser in support of building a community without domestic violence.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

My Review of Post Subject: A Fable in Tupelo Quarterly's Inaugural Reviews Page

"Post Subject is a sweeping opera of a book, which might be an odd way of characterizing a book that wants to be, as we said earlier, a catalogue, but it is true nonetheless. Its scale is its strength but also its challenge. To help ground us in the text, de la Paz gives us the Artist and her son—two important characters that provide a counter-example to the Empire and its cronies—but, to be honest, I found the most meaning hidden away in the one poem about the stevedore: “Though she is lovely, she has the worth of poetry . . . She will flash a knife at you, pulled from her boot, as you try touch her red hair.” Poetry’s ability to affect change might be small, but it is always sharp and always dangerous." Click Here For More

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Thanks to everyone who entered! Books are on their way.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Carlo Matos by Carlo Matos

Carlo Matos

by Carlo Matos

Giveaway ends January 01, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Help Me Get to the Sundress Academy for the Fine Arts This Summer

In a group as small as the Portuguese-American community, it is difficult to advance arts and culture related to heritage. People are scattered throughout the US and efforts often go unnoticed.

For the past three years, Kale Soup for the Soul has been presenting free poetry readings and workshops to writers and students in Luso immigrant communities. From workshops at Rhode Island College (with local high school students from Shea) to readings at the Portuguese consulates inBoston and San Francisco, the 30 featured writers of Kale Soup for the Soul have been sharing stories about family, food, culture and more.

Without your support, the writers featured in the Kale Soup series would not be able to present these events. Please consider making a donation! We are seeking travel funds to Knoxville where we will give a reading and participate in a funded artist residency. No donation is too small! $5, $10. Thanks so very much! Click here for our Gofundme