Magdalena Gómez discovered her passion and love for poetry when she was just a child exploring the public library in the South Bronx where she grew up. She turned that passion into a career to become an award-winning poet, playwright, educator, activist and currently serves as the 2019-2022 Springfield Poet Laureate.   

In this digital exclusive, Gómez reads for us her poem entitled, “Literate Hands.”