Gentle Ramirez(THEY/THEM) is a trans non-binary poet from the Bronx. Gentle’s work centers poetry to revolutionize concepts surrounding race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, ability, citizenship, universal forces, and more. They hope to build community world-wide and join freedom struggles domestically and abroad.
Gentle is a 2021 JP Morgan Chase & Co Launching Leaders Fellow, a 2021 Bessemer Fellow Finalist, a 2020 Finalist for the Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading Committee's Prize, and a recipient of The Oluwatoyin Salua Freedom Fighters Grant (2020). Gentle is also a New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Finalist, and a 2019 Semifinalist at ACUI’s College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. Their work has been featured in NYUnited, Bryant Park Poetry, West 10th, The Columbia Spectator, The Providence Journal, PoetNY, Write About Now Poetry, Washington Square News: Arts, Alchemy Magazine, Davidson College’s Sankofa Journal, in anthologies and more.
Finally, Gentle is a BA candidate at New York University and most recently the author of their first book, Ultram (KDP 2018).
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