Kyle Carrero Lopez

Kyle Carrero Lopez


Kyle Carrero Lopez was born to Cuban parents in northern New Jersey and is the author of MUSCLE MEMORY, the chapbook winner of the 2020 [PANK] Books Contest (sample poems here). Among other subjects, his work centers power, social life, and Afro-Cuban histories. He’s represented by—but not related to—Ashley Lopez of Waxman Literary.

He co-founded LEGACY, a Brooklyn-based production collective by and for Black queer artists. His writing has been highlighted in Best New Poets, Best of the Net, W Magazine, The Atlantic, and episodes of Poetry Unbound and The Slowdown.

Kyle is the recipient of fellowships from the CubaOne Foundation and NYU, where he was a Goldwater Writing Workshop Fellow, a Provost’s Global Research Initiative Fellow at NYU Berlin, and earned his M.F.A. in Poetry. He’s also a Cave Canem workshop alum and a 2022 Tin House Scholar.

Selected Publications

*The review of My Pinup by Hilton Als was published in New York Magazine‘s print issue and can be read on Instagram here.
**”Note to Distant Friends” was recorded for The Poetry Project’s HOUSE PARTY series here and written about in Bending Genres here.
***”Rescuing Abuelo (1967)” was published in print and can be read on Instagram here.
****Published in print; can be read on Instagram here.