HBO DEF Poet Performs Thursday At VUJC


HBO DEF Poet Carlos Andres Gomez

JASPER (NNDC) – Award-winning spoken word poet Carlos Andres Gomez will perform from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Vincennes University Jasper Campus Classroom Buildings (JCCB) Lecture Hall as part of his Majority of One College Tour.

The tour’s title, inspired by what Carlos strives to achieve through his work, encourages each person to recognize the powerful agent for change they might be. The event will consist of a full performance set by the artist followed by a book signing and photo opportunity for those in attendance.

Gomez, star of HBO’s “Def Poet” and Spike Lee’s number one movie “Inside Man” with Denzel Washington, has performed at more than 300 colleges and universities since 2006. Author of the groundbreaking memoir “Man Up: Reimaging Modern Manhood,” he has been featured on NPR, TEDx, Upworthy, Central Park SummerStage, and, most recently, showcased his talents on MTV’s first ever poetry slam alongside hip hop luminary Talib Kweli.

Gozez’s performance is free and open to the public.

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