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Rodney Gomez

Rodney Gomez’s newest collection is Arsenal With Praise Song. He is the author of Geographic Tongue, winner of the Pleiades Press Visual Poetry Series and Ceremony of Sand, winner of the Discovery Prize from the Writers League of Texas. His work appears in Poetry, New England Review, The Gettysburg Review, Rattle, North American Review, Verse Daily, Poetry Daily, and other journals. His chapbook Mouth Filled Night was awarded the Drinking Gourd Prize from Northwestern University’s Poetry and Poetics Colloquium. He was an Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate Fellow and a Mellon Arts and Practitioner Fellow at Yale University. A member of the Macondo Writers Workshop, Gomez was the 2020-2021 Poet Laureate of McAllen, Texas. He serves as advisory editor for FlowerSong Press and a board member of Newfound, a nonprofit publisher that explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding.


Twitter: @rodneyxgomez

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