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Vera Gómez

As a first-generation child of immigrants, Vera considers herself a habitual border-crosser between her American upbringing and Mexican heritage. She is a firm believer in the power of words, a workshop facilitator, performance poet, and a teaching poet. She has a poetry collection, Barrio Voices, and her work has appeared in ARCHIVE; State of the Heart: Carolina Writers on the Places They Love, Volume II; Ties that Bind; Quintet; Kakalak, and Emrys Journal. She recently placed in the Palmetto Luna 2018 Poetry Contest, and her poem, “Tortilla,” was selected as part of Enough Pie’s Words on Windows poetry in public places display for Free Verse: Charleston Poetry Festival 2018.