Carlos Andres Gomez is a Colombian American poet, speaker, actor, and author of Fractures, winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, Hijito, winner of the Broken River Prize and a#1 SPD bestseller, and the memoir man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood, released by Penguin Random House. A star of HBO's Def Poetry Jam, TV's One's Verses and Flow, and Spike Lee's #1 box office movie Inside Man with Denzel Washington, Carlos honors include the Sandy Crimmins national Poetry, Atlanta Review International Poetry Prize. Forward INDIES Gold Medal, and the International Book Award for Poetry. A genre-transcending multi-hyphenate, he partnered with John Legend on Senior Orientation, a program to counteract bullying and champion inclusive masculinity among high school students. Carlos is a proud Latinx and father.