Carlo Matos has published ten books, including The Quitters (Tortoise Books) and It's Best Not to Interrupt Her Experiments (Negative Capability Press). His poems, stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in such journals as Hobart, Rhino, PANK, Another Chicago Magazine, and Diagram, among many others. Carlo has received grants and fellowships from Disquiet (Portugal), CantoMundo, the Illinois Arts Council, the Sundress Academy for the Arts, and the La Romita School of Art (Italy). He is a founding member of the Portuguese-American writers collective Kale Soup for the Soul and a winner of the Heartland Poetry Prize. He currently lives in Chicago, is a professor at the City Colleges of Chicago, and is a former MMA fighter and kickboxer. Follow him on twitter @CarloMatos46.