Carlos Antonio Piñón

Carlos Antonio Piñón is a Chicago-born artist and writer seeking to destroy the sentence. His work has been featured in several recycle bins throughout the city, most often with a better draft already in progress.

Carlos's biggest secret is that he has no idea how to write. Like no idea. He just kind of smashes the keys on his laptop hoping they form complete sentences. He wrote his last essay by throwing darts at a dictionary.

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Longing. 2016. Hand-bound book, ink on folded watercolor paper.

The boy does not let himself cry.
He wants to kiss him all the time.
He'd feel that'd be queer—
Maybe because it was.
It would feel especially good to remove his clothes.
He pulled his shirt, his belt, his pants.
He touched his cheek.
Whose idea was it, this body of his?
It wouldn't matter.
The boy did not love him.
He'd had that feeling before.
This wasn't about him.
Of course the boy had been crying.

The text from this book originally derives text cut out from a different source that I colleged to make a different text.

Here is that original collage:

Longing

Carlos Antonio Piñón

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