Latina/o/x Heritage Month Kick Off: Spoken Word with Carlos Andrés Gómez

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Colombian American poet, speaker, actor, and author of Fractures, winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, Hijito, winner of the Broken River Prize, Foreword INDIES Gold Medal, and a #1 SPD bestseller, and the memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhoodreleased 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 is widely known for 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 and the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry, he partnered with John Legend on Senior Orientation, a program to counteract bullying and champion inclusive masculinity among high school students. Carlos is a proud Latinx and father.

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Annmarie Graham

Annmarie Graham left a positive review 9/14/2020

This event was so interesting and enjoyable, even when it was forcing you into hard places to contemplate. It also introduced me to a new writer to follow.