Carlo Matos has published ten books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including The Quitters (forthcoming Tortoise Books) and It's Best Not to Interrupt Her Experiments (Negative Capability Press). His poems, stories, and essays appear in such places as the Iowa Review, PANK, Another Chicago Magazine, Rhino, and DIAGRAM, among many others. His work has been anthologized in such places as New Poetry from the Midwest and the Gavea-Brown Book of Portuguese-American Poetry. His books have been reviewed in the Boston Review, Iowa Review, Acoriano Oriental, and Portuguese-American Journal. Carlo has received grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Fundação Luso-Americana, the Sundress Academy for the Arts, and La Romita. He is a professor at the City Colleges of Chicago and a teaching artist for the Poetry Barn. A former MMA fighter, he now studies the art of the Italian rapier. He blogs at carlomatos.blogspot.com. Follow him on twitter @CarloMatos46.