For ages 13-18+

Colombian-American poet and author Carlos Andrés Gómez shares his experiences of breaking down the traditional ‘rules’ of poetry and the importance of finding your own style. He also looks at the Bradford diaspora and how your unique life experiences can inform your work.

Funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, our poetry programme is packed full of inspiration for budding bards and reluctant readers. Content is suitable for students in KS3, KS4 or A/S & A level.

For each or our themed days children can take part in an exciting competition tailored to their Key Stage/ age. For more information, view our competition packs linked below:

Secondary Poetry Day Competition Pack

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About The Poet

Carlos Andrés Gómez

Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Colombian American poet and the author of Hijito (Platypus Press, 2019), winner of the 2018 Broken River Prize. Winner of the Atlanta Review International Poetry Prize and the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry, Gómez’s writing has been published in the New England ReviewBeloit Poetry JournalCHORUS: A Literary Mixtape (Simon & Schuster, 2012), and elsewhere. Carlos appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.