Thursday, May 28, 2015
Most Human Human Contest now available!
Great news! Get your copy today of my new chapbook of flash nonfiction essays titled, Most Human Human Contest. It is available from Slash Pine Press. You won't find a tougher chapbook out there.
"Most Human Human Contest is flash nonfiction that puts before your eyes, in capturing, touching and lively detail, and at times ironically, the materiality, bestiality and beauty of our lives—lives commanded by the need to be noticed and to win. Carlo Matos has created an enthralling narrative that mixes many lives and many “fighters” by using a wide range of “heroes” from ancient Greek mythology, contemporary pop culture, fairy tales, the world of boxers and wrestlers and even his Portuguese father who performs mechanical body work in an American factory day in and day out. Each of these “heroes” breaks the body in a dance that yearns to be noticed, to be taken as art even in the abuse the body endures in a society that exploits and limits the dreams of the mind and of the soul."
–Irene Marques, author of The Circular Incantation: An Exercise in Loss and Findings and My House is a Mansion