Keynote Speaker

Carlos Andrés Gómez


Carlos Andrés Gómez by Friends & Lovers Photography
Carlos Gómez smiling before a microphone, with twinkling lights in the distance.

Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Colombian American poet, keynote speaker, and inclusion strategist from New York City. He is the author of the poetry collection Fractures (University of Wisconsin Press, 2020), selected by Pulitzer Prize winner and 19th 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, Gómez has been published in New England ReviewThe Yale ReviewPoetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World (W.W. Norton & Co., 2022), 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, Carlos partnered with John Legend on Senior Orientation, a program to counteract bullying and champion inclusive masculinity among high school students. Carlos is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

The 2024 LIC Keynote Speech is to take place on March 27, 2024. 

The Latino/a/x Issues Conference is proud to contribute to BGSU's Beyond "The Dream" Speaker Series. For more information, their website can be found here.

Updated: 02/22/2024 06:23PM