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.
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.
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
**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