Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Colombian-American poet and performer from New York City. In August of 2021, Carlos released his debut studio album, Opus, a groundbreaking spoken word album in collaboration with musician/producer, Brent Shuttleworth, and GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer, Joe West. Carlos is the author of the poetry collection Fractures, selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey as the winner of the 2020 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry; the chapbook Hijito, selected by Eduardo C. Corral as the winner of the 2018 Broken River Prize; and the memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood.
A star of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and Spike Lee’s Inside Man with Denzel Washington, Carlos collaborated with John Legend on Senior Orientation, a program to counteract bullying and champion inclusive masculinity among high school students.
Gómez’s honors include the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry, the Atlanta Review International Poetry Prize, the Foreword INDIES Gold Medal, and the International Book Award for Poetry. He has been published in New England Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Yale Review, BuzzFeed Reader, CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape, and elsewhere. Carlos is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.