Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tombstone at Atticus Review


Check out my new flash piece, "Tombstone" over at Atticus Review.





“Tombstone,” the second of three flash pieces we’re running by Carlo Matos, churns rhythmically around the images of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday with typical flair. Matos’s work features a remarkable blend of swagger and humility.                              
                                                                              --Joseph Gross

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Review of Gavea-Brown Anthology



Here's a wonderful new review of the Gavea-Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry by Kathi Stafford at the Portuguese American Journal.




Excerpts:


"Carlo Matos is an Azorean-American who is both a playwright and a poet. His lovely poem, "Rooster," talks about a set for a puppet show. Here we find 'Mother’s clothesline, cold hands, theater lights/and over-garish sun/that came up an hour late today. /The mail was late, the neighbors were late as well' . . .The mother’s planning, the symbolism of the rooster in Portuguese heritage, and the detailed perspective all contribute to the surreal joy and gentle humor in the poem"

"Another poet who has been a successful writer as well as a superlative workshop leader is Millicent Borges Accardi . . . She reflects on her family’s move from the East to California, a move that has been undertaken by many others in the Portuguese community: 'We moved away from the humidity,/And the church and scrimshaw/And the New Bedford Streets filled/With dust./To build a better life for you,/In the land of Disneyland not cranberries/Or lobster or whaling.'"

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My Magazine Cover



It's cool that a poet can still make the cover of a magazine.





Check out the companion interview by Millicent Accardi at This Magnificent Life

Excerpt:
"Carlo Matos is a complex web of a writer, a man definitely living a magnificent life. He is a dichotomy of interests, talents and creativity. Born in Fall River, to a family from Sao Miguel island in the archipelago of the Azores, he grew up in Massachusetts before relocating to Chicago with his wife and young son, Alex, to teach English at Truman College. In person, he is a bundle of dynamic energy, a dark workhorse with a sincere heart of gold and one imagines him to be the first person called for any emergency."

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Next Reading July 27th


Come see me read in my plaid pants and yellow top hat!


Celebrate Florodora
with the best poetry whores in the Midwest!
Meredith Axelrod performing 1900s favorites!
Burlesque! Tarot! Silhouettes!





Upstairs Lounge at Schubas!
3159 N Southport, Chicago
8PM - Midnight

$5 if dressed Victorian. $10 if not