Carlos Andrés Gómez performs “Beating Traffic” at the Nuyorican Poets Café
The third installment of Lexus Verses and Flow 3.0 is in the books, and after watching, there’s really only one question: Did you “Go Get It”? Well, after watching sisters Erica and Tina Campbell—better known as Mary Mary—preach that message during their Verses and Flow…
In case you missed it! You can now watch my episode of “Verses and Flow” and access all the exclusive online content:
To watch my episode, CLICK HERE
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To read my behind-the-scene interview with one of the show’s producers, CLICK HERE
I want to send a heartfelt thank you again to everyone who’s sent love since the show originally aired last week. Lots of new material in the works! Looking forward to seeing you soon.
CARLOS ANDRÉS GÓMEZ (as seen on TV One’s “Verses & Flow” and HBO’s “Def Poetry”) performs the full/unedited version of his love poem “EVERYTHING”
Learn about Carlos Andrés Gómez’s journey from social worker in Harlem and the Bronx to “Inside Man” actor and HBO Def Poet on “The Hollywood Life” (Japanese TV)
My book is a raw and revealing look at the ways
in which society pressures young males to grow
up to become men.
I remember being an eighteen year-old freshman, anxious and excited to step out on my own, struggling to carve out my place in the world. I had finally…
Today is the biggest day of my life.
After two years of pouring all of myself into this project, my first book “Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood” is finally being released to the world. Yes, that is my book on the “New Arrivals” shelf at Barnes and Noble.
I am so grateful for the outpouring of love and support along this journey. It has, without a doubt, been the most exhilarating, vulnerable, cathartic, scary, and freeing undertaking of my life.
Many of you have asked me how you can best support the release of “Man Up.” Here are four concrete ways:
- Buy a copy of the book for yourself and for one person, near and dear to your heart, who needs it. (You can get the book right now through Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Books A Million, Indiebound, Penguin, and iTunes)
- Spread the word about “Man Up” through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and beyond. Forward this message to five people you care about.
- Write a review of “Man Up” on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, iTunes, or GoodReads.com. A few thoughtful sentences or two heartfelt paragraphs can mean the world to this book.
- Suggest “Man Up” to your book group or organize a gathering of friends to discuss “Man Up” and its central theme of redefining how we conceive of masculinity.
I cannot overstate how important this first week is to the success of this book. If you are planning to get a copy, I ask that you do it right now.
Once again, I am beyond humbled and honored by your continued support of my work. It is not an exaggeration at all to say that I would not be able to do this without you.
With all my heart,
On Saturday, a man shot 8 people at the Eaton Centre in downtownToronto. At a mall I’ve visited many times in a city I love dearly.
This past February, a man shot 3 people half a block from my apartment inBrooklyn.
I wish these were two isolated examples.
I wish I didn’t have too many to list.
It is time to break the cycle of violence amongst men. Today. Here. Right now.
I am incredibly proud to share this collaboration with Jeff Perera and Dennis Lieu based on a poem I wrote…
Watch it. Share it.
Let’s start something.
“How to Fight” by Carlos Andrés Gómez
“Man Up” (Gotham Books, an imprint of Penguin)
by Carlos Andrés Gómez