Carlos Andrés Gómez

Carlos Andrés Gómez (photo by Shawn Hudgins)

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Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Colombian American poet who was named 2021 Georgia Author of the Year by the Georgia Writers Association. He is the author of the poetry collection Fractures (University of Wisconsin Press, 2020), selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey as the winner of the 2020 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, and the memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood (Penguin Random House, 2012). Winner of the Foreword INDIES Gold Medal and the International Book Award for Poetry, Gómez has been published in New England Review, The Yale Review, CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape (Simon & Schuster, 2012), The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext (Haymarket Books, 2020), and elsewhere.

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, Gómez partnered with John Legend on Senior Orientation, a program to counteract bullying and champion inclusive masculinity among high school students. Gómez is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

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