Carlos Andrés Gómez - Hijito

Carlos Andrés Gómez - Hijito

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 5:00 PM

A Cappella Books
208 Haralson Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

A Cappella Books welcomes author and actor Carlos Andrés Gómez, who will read and sign copies of his award-winning poetry collection "Hijito."

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Book

In "Hijito"—selected by Eduardo C. Corral as winner of the 2018 Broken River Prize—Carlos Andrés Gómez writes of brutality and beauty with the same urgency and with a truth that burns readily; it is a collection of survival instincts. As a vital and tender exploration and deconstruction of contemporary society, his poetry engages with America’s ever-changing landscape and the ways in which race, gender, and violence coalesce. Called “powerful, truthful, and sublime” by Cornel West, Gómez’s words are a necessary paean to hope and courage in the modern world.

With an introduction from Martín Espada, recipient of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and an Academy of American Poets Fellowship in 2018.

About the Author

Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Colombian American poet from New York City. He is the author of the memoir "Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood" (Penguin Random House, 2012). He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.