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 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 is a Cave Canem workshop alum and a 2022 Tin House Scholar.
“The Red Telephone”
“Memorial to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (Vedado, Havana)”
The Offing (forthcoming)
“3 excerpts from PARTY POLITICS”
“Patti Labelle & Celia Cruz (Alma Awards, 1998)” (forthcoming)
“RuPaul is Fracking”
The BreakBeat Poets Vol IV: LatiNext (Haymarket Books, 2020)***
*”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.