Carlos Andres Gomez, Spoken Word/ Poetry

Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Colombian American poet, speaker, actor, and author of Hijito (ee-HEE-toe), winner of the Broken River Prize and a #1 SPD bestseller, and the memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood, released by Penguin Random House. A star of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, TV One’s Verses and Flow, and Spike Lee’s #1 box office movie Inside Man with Denzel Washington, you may recognize him from his viral poems, “Where are you really from?” and “What Latino Looks Like,” which have garnered millions of views online. Winner of the Atlanta Review International Poetry Prize, Fischer National Poetry Prize, Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, and the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry, Carlos partnered with John Legend on Senior Orientation, a program to counteract bullying and champion inclusive masculinity among high school students. He’s a proud Latinx and father.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm


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Nanci Weinberger left a positive review 10/22/2019

There was so much packed into to this presentation/performance/conversation. I loved it all.