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Spoken word poet Carlos Andrés Gómez at Clarke University April 7

By Clarke News  |  February 20, 2017

The Edward J. and Cathy Gallagher Arts at Clarke Series is pleased to announce Carlos Andrés Gómez. Gómez will bring his stunningly honest poetry to Clarke University on Friday, April 7, for a truly engaging arts experience.

Gómez will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the campus of Clarke University. General admission tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by phone at (563) 588-6377.

Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning poet, actor, speaker and writer from New York City.  By definition, spoken word is an oral art that focuses on the aesthetics of word play and intonation and voice inflection. It includes any kind of poetry recited aloud. Gomez’s poem, “What Does Hispanic Look Like?” went viral online in May of 2016 and reached one million views in less than a month. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he is the author of the coming-of-age memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood.

Gómez is the winner of the 2015 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize and the 2015 Makeda Bilqis Literary Award. He is also the recipient of fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA) and the Jerome Foundation.

A former social worker and public school teacher, Carlos Andrés Gómez has lectured and performed at more than 400 colleges and universities, facilitated countless workshops and delivered numerous keynotes and commencement addresses.