Carlo Matos has published ten books, including The Quitters (forthcoming Tortoise Books) and It's Best Not to Interrupt Her Experiments (Negative Capability Press). He co-edited an anthology with Luis Gonçalves titled, Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora in the United States and Canada. His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in such journals as Iowa Review, Boston Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Rhino, One, and Handsome, among many others. His books have been reviewed in such places as Boston Review, Iowa Review, Portuguese-American Journal, and Word Riot. Carlo has received grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Fundação Luso-Americana, the Sundress Academy for the Arts and La Romita, and he is a winner of the Heartland Poetry Prize from New American Press. He currently lives in Chicago, IL, is a professor at the City Colleges of Chicago, a teaching artist at The Poetry Barn, and a former MMA fighter and kickboxer. He can also be found writing poems on demand with Poems While You Wait when not training in the exquisite art of the Italian rapier with the Chicago Swordplay Guild. Follow him on twitter @CarloMatos46.

They Said:A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press)


Slash Pine Press Winter Prose Chapbook Contest
Heartland Poetry Prize
Illinois Arts Council
Fundação Luso-Americana travel grant
Instituto Camoes travel grant
Sundress Academy for the Arts residency fellowship
La Romita residency fellowship

La Romita, Terni, Italy
Sundress Academy for the Arts, TN
Wellspring House, MA
Centrum Foundation, WA
Ragdale, IL
LaMaMa ETC's International Playwrights Retreat, Umbria, Italy

Ph.D. Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A. Literature, UMass Amherst
B.A. English, UMass Amherst
B.A. Theater, UMass Amherst

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