Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Pank's Latinx Folio

Check out two of my "Os Malditos" poems over at PANK. I am so honored to be included in this folio of unbelievable Latinx writers.

Excerpt from "Os Malditos:"

We were young, in the time of life scored to popular music,
marked unrelenting              marked restless              marked wicked
like Prince’s purple smile and too-tight pants.
My beautiful Azorean prince neglected the vague spaces in the words,
missed the instinct to long where something is withheld:
Do you want him or do you want me?
Because I want you,
because I want his assembly,
desire what he gathered about himself:
the forked approach to the lintel of his mother’s house,
the smattering of old Iberian last names          the nautical telescope              some fado songs.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

2019 Winner of a Disquiet Luso-American Fellowship!

Fantastic News! I am one of four Luso-American fellows. This fellowship will fund a two week residency this summer in Lisbon as a part of the Disquiet International Literary Program. Check out the details here.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Come One, Come All: Reading at AWP Portland

AWP Offsite Dinner Party Reading Event. Come gasp, laugh, cry or cringe at poems, flash fiction and stories read by Menacing Hedge contributors.

Catering supplied by Menacing Hedge (including vegetarian and vegan options) with an open cash bar in a private venue. All are welcome.

Friday, March 29, 2019
6 PM – 10 PM PDT
5433 N Michigan Ave
Portland, OR 97217-2223

List of Readers:
Jacob Aiello 
Amee Broumand 
Lanette Cadle 
Melissa Eleftherion Carr 
Chloe Clark 
William Cordeiro 
HV Cramond 
Jennifer Fliss 
Beth Gordon 
Sonia Greenfield 
Sarah Gutowski 
Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick 
Sonja Johanson 
Carlo Matos 
Dayna Kidd Patterson 
Sheila Squillante
Alina Stefanescu 
Billy Tadros 
Christine Taylor 
Nathan Tompkins 
Kami Westoff 
Elizabeth Vignali

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Rhino Reads: Come See Me Read This Friday!

Friday, January 25, 2019
6:00-7:45 PM
Bookends & Beginnings
1712 Sherman Avenue
Alley 1
Evanston, Illinois 6020

Open Mic & Featured Poets Carlo Matos & Annmarie O'Connell

CARLO MATOS has published ten books, including The Quitters (Tortoise Books) and It's Best Not to Interrupt Her Experiments (Negative Capability Press). His poems, stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in such journals as Iowa Review, Modern Drama, Rhino, and Diagram, among many others. Carlo has received grants and fellowships from CantoMundo, the Illinois Arts Council, the Fundação Luso-Americana, the Sundress Academy for the Arts, and the La Romita School of Art in Italy. He currently lives in Chicago, is a professor at Truman College, and is a former MMA fighter and kickboxer. He blogs at

ANNMARIE O'CONNELL is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet whose work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Sixth Finch, Juked, Room Magazine, Verse Daily, Slipstream and many other wonderful journals. Her first full-length collection of poems, Your Immaculate Heart, was released by Trio House Press. Her fourth chapbook Hellraiser is forthcoming this year with Ethel Zine.