Maya Angelou has said, "We are all more alike than we are unlike." Those words, and my parents' constant, "You're in America, you can be anything," help fuel my poetry. Am I a feminist poet? A socially-active poet? You decide. For me, the journey is about finding my way in the world. Accepting the beauty and coflicts of my culture - Hispanic and American - and letting the language that lives inside me evoke emotion and memory for my readers / listeners. I hope something touches your heart or brain, and that you see the wonder of life that we all celebrate.

Vera Gómez
NEW! 2008 poetry book, Barrio Voices, is here!

NEW! Vera's a 2006 SC Short Fiction Prize Winner

home bio poetry calendar merchandise press kit contact/booking links