Kyle Carrero Lopez

Kyle Carrero Lopez


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

Kyle co-founded LEGACY, a Brooklyn-based production collective by and for Black queer artists. His writing is published widely and has been highlighted in The Atlantic and W Magazine.

His undergraduate studies at William & Mary focused on literature, ecopolitics, visual culture, and linguistics, earning him a B.A. in English and Interdisciplinary Studies. He also holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from NYU, where he was a Goldwater Writing Workshop Fellow and Provost’s Global Research Initiative Fellow at NYU Berlin.

*”Note to Distant Friends” was recorded for The Poetry Project’s HOUSE PARTY series here and written about in Bending Genres here
**Chosen for publication in Best New Poets 2021
***”Rescuing Abuelo (1967)” was published in print and can be read on Instagram here. “From an Agnostic” was nominated and chosen for publication in Best of the Net 2020 as well as nominated for Best New Poets 2020
****Nominated and chosen as finalist for Best of the Net 2020
*****Published in print; read on Instagram here