Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning poet, actor, speaker, and writer from New York City. He is the author of the coming-of-age memoir "Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood," released by Gotham Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize and named Artist of the Year at the 2009 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards, he costarred in Spike Lee's #1 movie "Inside Man" with Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, and Clive Owen. Carlos appeared in the sixth season of HBO's "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry" and, most recently, in the third season of TV One's "Verses and Flow." He has headlined festivals all over the world, including Indonesia, South Africa, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Canada, the U.K., and as Guest of Honor at the Berlin International Literature Festival in Germany.
Carlos has been featured on NPR, TEDx, Upworthy, MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry," the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Central Park SummerStage, Macy's Passport Show, the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, the Omega Institute's Women & Power Conference, and on Broadway with Savion Glover.
Winner of the 2015 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, his writing has appeared in Rattle, Beloit Poetry Journal, Muzzle, Timeout New York, The Huffington Post, The Acentos Review, The Guardian, Learn Then Burn: A Modern Poetry Anthology for the Classroom (Write Bloody Publishing, 2010), The Barbershop Chronicles (Penmanship Books, 2008), High Desert Voices (The Wordsmith Press, 2005), We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014), You Are Never Where You Are: A Collection of Poetry (University of Washington Press, 2010), Me No Habla With Acento: Contemporary Latino Poetry (Rebel Satori Press, 2011), Airmail: Women of Letters (Viking Australia, 2015), CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape (MTV Books, 2012), and elsewhere.
A former social worker and public school teacher, Carlos has lectured and performed at more than 300 colleges and universities, facilitated countless workshops, and delivered numerous keynotes and commencement addresses. He continues to tour the globe.
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