Carlo Matos

Wolf Erasures


*Simone Muench’s original cento appeared in Whiskey Island


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


*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 ( is the Editor-in-chief and founder of Posit ( and the author of ten books and chapbooks, including Zoom (winner of the Washington Prize), Heisenberg's Salon, This Visit, and State of the Union. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies such as Walkers in the City (Rain Taxi), They Said (Black Lawrence Press), and Resist Much, Obey Little (Dispatches/Spuyten Duyvil), as well as in journals such as Agni, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions online, Diode, Interim, New American Writing, and VOLT.