Kyle Carrero Lopez

Kyle Carrero Lopez

About

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, and The Atlantic.

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 is a Cave Canem workshop alum and a 2022 Tin House Scholar.

Selected Publications

[PANK] Books

MUSCLE MEMORY

Protean (forthcoming)

“The Red Telephone”
“Memorial to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (Vedado, Havana)”

The Offing (forthcoming)

from “PARTY POLITICS”

ASTRA

“The People’s Beach”

The Atlantic

from “PARTY POLITICS”
“Black Erasure”

Jewish Currents

“Gay Travel (or Music Makes the People Come Together)”

Vulture | New York Magazine*

“Two Reviews: My Pinup by Hilton Als and Concentrate by Courtney Faye Taylor”

PANK Magazine

“Roughhousing”
“Imprints”

Prolit

“Embargo” — Finalist in Black Warrior Review’s 2021 Poetry Contest

Poem-a-Day

“Untitled (Havana, 2000)”

*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.