CARLOS ANDRÉS GÓMEZ is a Colombian American poet, performer, and the author of 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, Carlos has performed at more than 500 colleges and universities in 45 U.S. states and headlined shows in 25 countries across five continents.
A two-time International Poetry Slam Champion (TIPS ’06, BNIPS ’10), Carlos is the winner of the 2018 Atlanta Review International Poetry Prize, 2018 Sequestrum Editor’s Reprint Award in Poetry, 2015 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, his work has appeared in the North American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Rumpus, BuzzFeed Reader, Rattle, CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape (Simon & Schuster, 2012), and elsewhere. He is a proud Latino and father.
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