Friday, January 26, 2018

New issue of City Brink


Cover of the 2017/2018 print edition of City Brink, Truman College's literary journal. This one is real pretty. We're looking for work for our next issue. Please send us your best poetry, fiction, nonfiction and art. Submission guidelines here. Follow us on Twitter.



Sunday, January 14, 2018

New Poems at Menacing Hedge





















Menacing Hedge


His need is gentle,
as is the necessity to explore the particular expansions and contractions of character,
the full vigor            and mischief            and perils
of a person with bifurcated desires in a pair of old boxer shorts.
He is gentle but carries a quick left and a heavy right;

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Enter for a chance to win my new book!



Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Quitters by Carlo Matos

The Quitters

by Carlo Matos

Giveaway ends February 19, 2018.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Thanks to everyone who entered!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

It's finally here! Purchase my new book
















This hard-hitting collection of creative essays explores the beauty and pain embedded in some of our favorite rough-and-tumble pastimes--roller derby, mixed martial arts, and teaching. Carlo Matos ties it all together with gusto, in a book that will send you reeling to the canvas again and again, and make you return every time for more.

Purchase at Tortoise Books, Amazon