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