Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Carbo Poetry Pillows. 16in x 11in. "I was given a God whose invisible thread is sewn to my soul." from Land of the Morning in El Grupo McDonald's. Pastel fabric paint on cotton/linen fabric. Signed, $150. Email for details (NCarbo@aol.com). Thanks.
Interview at NPR

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Thursday, October 04, 2012

divorce



DIAMOND BRACELETS WOOLWORTH DOESN’T SELL, BABY

How could you come home with such aplomb,

with another man’s consonance, his sperm
on your breath—then kiss me with female rhymes
to prove the linguist that you really are?
A gentleman is silent about tongue worm

indiscretions, tolerates the discomfort.
Some metaphors are meant to remain secret
in a marriage. Oh, you didn’t want to wound,
or give me cause for leaving you. No spoilsport

role for you in this quatrain. Twaddle
all you want about your revisions. Remember
when you insisted I re-enact your favorite scene
in Sex and the City? Carrie Bradshaw, full of bauble,

comes to Aidan after confessing an unforgettable fuck
with Mr. Big, repeating “You have to forgive me! You have
to forgive me!" At the bottom of that New York stoop
Carrie sulked so small, so superfluous, so stuck.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bicolandia

BICOLANDIA

He could not pretend extreme unction
walking his hardwood floors--
castanets ripping tack-ka-tack-ka-tack,
pounding duende down to diminutive.

He refused the safron colored salve
offered by the provincial priest. "Tigaon" he said,
or was it "Tawi Tawi," where he met
the mahogany head on. Impacto talaga!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's nice to be on the reading list

Barbara Jane Reyes is teaching a Fil-Am Literature course and I'm on the list. This is one good way to keep our literature alive and known to the next generation.