Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning poet, actor, speaker, and writer from New York City. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he is the author of the coming-of-age memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood, released by Penguin Random House. Named 2016 Best Diversity Artist by Campus Activities Magazine and Artist of the Year at the 2009 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards, Carlos costarred in Spike Lee’s #1 movie Inside Man with Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, and Clive Owen. He appeared in the sixth season of HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and in the third season of TV One’s Verses and Flow. In May of 2016 Carlos’ poem, “What does Hispanic look like?,” went viral online: reaching 1,000,000 views in less than a month. Carlos 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.