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.
“Rescuing Abuelo (1967)” (forthcoming)
“From an Agnostic”
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
***”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