We’re so happy to share the news that today, Carlos Andres Gomez’s debut full-length poetry collection, Fractures, is released under the University of Wisconsin Press! Head to UWP to order a copy today! While you wait for your copy of Fractures, give a listen to Episode 6 of the Slush Pile, the editorial meeting that […]
Carlos Andrés Gómez
Physics and light pierce the hollow stench of the forgotten gymnasium stripped naked of clocks. All the boys stopped. Offered their grief to each other like water, glancing out the only window they all shared. A single ray unfolds its warmth across the dusty belly of the thudded parquet; and here’s the miracle— another day […]
We watch them do this, expand from all directions like lungs abruptly filling with water, as we hold hands and walk through the eye of another storm. A man grabs his crotch, offering it to my wife, flings a mouthful of spit and epithets towards us. Each pupil is a dim swamp flooding, silence blanketing […]
In Episode 006 of Slush Pile we read three poems by Carlos Andrés Gomez and we accepted all of them! We were excited to see that Carlos performed at the White House on Wednesday as a featured performer! Congratulations Carlos, we love to see our authors succeed. Check out Carlos’ twitter here.
I made her a vow that I always would, so I join two fresh clusters in my clumsy and careful hands as I cradle her slumbering nape. I am submerged in the calculus of it all, as though concentration is where I took my misstep. As though I am not three decades behind in my […]
Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet who is pursuing his MFA at Warren Wilson College. Winner of the 2015 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize and the 2015 Makeda Bilqis Literary Award, his work has appeared in RATTLE, Beloit Poetry Journal, Timeout New York, Muzzle, The Acentos Review, We Will Be Shelter: Poems for […]