Carlo Matos

Wolf Erasures

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*Simone Muench’s original cento appeared in Whiskey Island

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*Simone Muench’s original cento appeared in Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day

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*Simone Muench’s original cento appeared in Poets & Artists

Artist’s Statement

These erasures of poems from Simone Muench’s Wolf Centos are part of a larger manuscript in which I am systematically erasing the wolf from Wolf Centos. The conceit is that Muench’s book has been recently declassified, but like all declassified government documents, any sensitive (or damning) information has been blacked out.

Carlo Matos has published nine books, including It’s Best Not to Interrupt Her Experiments (forthcoming Negative Capability Press). His anthology of Portuguese-American and Portuguese-Canadian writing (co-edited with Luis Gonçalves) is now available from Boavista Press. His work has appeared in such journals as Iowa Review, Boston Review, and Rhino, among many others. Carlo has received grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Fundação Luso-Americana, and the Sundress Academy for the Arts. Follow him on twitter @CarloMatos46.
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Susan Lewis (susanlewis.net) is the editor of Posit (positjournal.com) and the author of eight books and chapbooks, including This Visit (Blazevox, 2015), How to be Another (Cervena Barva Press, 2014), and State of the Union (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2014). Her ninth book, Heisenberg’s Salon, is available now for pre-order from Blazevox. Her poetry has appeared in such places as The Awl, Berkeley Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Cimarron, Gargoyle, The Journal, The New Orleans Review, Prelude, Raritan, Seneca Review, So to Speak, Verse, and Verse Daily.