Pere Gomila (Alaior, Menorca, 1954) is a poet and writer. The son of the poet Arcadi Gomila, he became interested in poetry at an early age and, from 1977 to 1979, was a member of the group Es Mussols, which was engaged in artistic creation, writing plays and organising poetry recitals.
At the age of 24, Pere Gomila published his debut collection of poems, Regió afòtica (Aphotic Region). His poems are also scattered in different publications such as the reviews Reduccions, Cairell and Druïda. Some years after the publication of his first book, and with two more collections of poems published, he collected his poems that had appeared in Druïda and brought them out in an anthology called Tannkas, which was published in 2000 by the Institut Menorquí d'Estudis (Institute of Menorcan Studies).
Besides writing poetry, he also participates actively in different branches of the media, writing about life – and especially cultural life – in Menorca so as to make it better known. He therefore has articles published in Revista de Menorca and used to publish in the no-longer extant Es Carrer de Menorca. He also writes for, and is on the editorial board of the local newspaper of Alaior, S'Ull de Sol.
Since October 2005, he has been writing an intermittent blog called Veles i Vents (Sails and Winds), while his versatile poetic writings appear sporadically in different kinds of books.
He is a member of the Association of Catalan Language Writers (AELC).
Web page: Abel Ramon Vidal for AELC.
Photographs: Author's personal files.