Friday, March 16, 2018

Big News: I'm a 2018 CantoMundo Fellow. Woohoo!

Monday, March 12, 2018

First Review of The Quitters



Check out Brian Burmeister's review over at Aethlon

Excerpt:
"Matos' skill as a writer shines in The Quitters. Whether you are a fan of sport, or just a fan of good writing, his essays invite you into unique worlds and experiences. To deep thoughts. And fun ones, too. You'll find yourself rooting for the narrator and the entire cast of characters whose challenges have brought them to the question: quit or try harder?" 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

AWP Tampa Book Signing




















March 10, 2018
Book Signing for The Quitters
11AM-12PM
AWP Tampa
Tortoise Books Table: #1947





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