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Tammy Gomez

Currently based in Texas, Tammy Gomez is a literary performer and playwright/director. As award-winning poet (Best Poet of Austin, Austin Chronicle, 1997), she has performed throughout the U.S., and in Mexico and Nepal. Her poems and essays are featured in numerous collections, including Yellow Medicine Review (2009) and Women in Nature: An Anthology (Louise Grace Publishing, 2014). Tammy is profiled in “Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History” (UT Press, 2003), and is featured in “Voices from Texas”, a PBS documentary film about Latino poets in Texas. For more info:  http://www.hatchfund.org/user/tammygomez.

Flipping to Scripts
Essay

Flipping to Scripts

Why and How a Poet Becomes a Playwright

15 July 2015

Poet and playwright Tammy Gomez offers a look at the personal, political, and artistic landscape that poets have navigated to arrive at writing for the stage.

Speaking of Words and Other Undoings
Essay

Speaking of Words and Other Undoings

12 December 2014

I found myself asking: Why can’t my works for the stage mix up forms like Butoh dance, spoken word, and projections of sepia-tinted people? Who says it’s not legit to create evening-length shows comprised of non-linear short-form vignettes?