The Philly Pigeon - Featured Poet: Carlos Andres Gomez
The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam brings you an amazing out-of-town featured poet, a fantastic local spotlight artist and a three round elimination slam.
FEATURED POET: CARLOS ANDRÉS GÓMEZ - is an award-winning spoken word poet from New York City who has been hailed as a “truth-telling visionary” by Brass Magazine and a “lyrical prophet” by the Caymanian Compass. He is the author of the coming-of-age memoir “MAN UP,” released in the fall of 2012 by Gotham Books, an imprint of Penguin. Gómez has performed at more than 200 colleges and universities and toured across North America, Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize and named Artist of the Year at the 2009 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards, he is a two-time International Poetry Slam Champion (2006, 2010) who costarred in Spike Lee's #1 movie "INSIDE MAN" (Universal Pictures) with Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, and Clive Owen. Gómez appeared in the sixth season of HBO’s “RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS DEF POETRY.
FYI: A poetry slam is a competition between poets performing original work judged by members of the audience.