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Carlos Andres Gomez is an award-winning poet, actor, speaker, and writer from New York 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.
A former social worker and public school teacher, Carlos has lectured and performed at more than 400 colleges and universities, facilitated countless workshops, and delivered numerous keynotes and commencement addresses. He continues to tour the globe.
"Carlos is without a doubt one of the best performers we have had on the Berry campus. It is so nice working with someone who is so helpful, so grateful, and an all-around joy to work with. And you can quote me on that."
Krannert Center Activities Board, Berry College
"Carlos was by far the most engaging and inspiring poet I have ever seen."
Drew Donica, Lawrence University