Mónica Gomery

Mónica Gomery is a poet and rabbi living on unceded Lenni Lenape land in West Philadelphia. Her work explores queerness, diaspora, ancestry, theology, and cultivating courageous hearts. Her second book, Might Kindred, won the 2021 Prairie Schooner Raz-Shumaker Book Prize in Poetry, and is newly out from the University of Nebraska Press. She is also the author of Here is the Night and the Night on the Road (Cooper Dillon Books, 2018), and the chapbook Of Darkness and Tumbling (YesYes Books, 2017). She has been a nominee for Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net, and is the winner of Pallette Poetry’s 2022 Sappho Prize for Women Poets. Her poems appear most recently in The Iowa Review, Adroit Journal, Muzzle Magazine, and Poet Lore.