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Guest Performer Biography: Magdalena Gomez

By November 10, 2022November 22nd, 2022No Comments
Magdalena Gomez posing

Magdalena Gomez will be performing with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra at our Audacity of Hope concert on January 14, 2023. Tickets are available online or through our box office.

Magdalena Gómez is an Academy of American Poets Poets Laureate Fellow (2021-2022) and the Springfield Poet Laureate (2019-2022)

Her poems have been set to music and performed Off-Broadway and across the U.S.; Montreal, and Paris. She toured the U.S.as a jazz poet with Chinese-American composer and baritone saxophonist, the late Fred Ho, for a decade. Venues for her poetry performances have included Lincoln Center, NYC; The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM); Union Theater, Wisconsin;  The Los Angeles Theater Company; Gala Theater, in Washington D.C.; the San Francisco State Poetry Center, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. In 2018 she received a New England Public Media Arts and Humanities Award. Her recently published memoir noir, Mi’ja, Heliotrope Books, NYC, has been hailed by readers and scholars across the US and Europe: “Gómez’s masterpiece heals as it startles, a chronology of nuestra America from the vantage point of the South Bronx in the last quarter of the 20th Century. -Dr. Benjamin Barson, composer, musician and Fulbright-García Robles Scholar.