The poems in Kyle Carrero Lopez’s debut chapbook, MUSCLE MEMORY, touch on police and prisons, state and familial violence, money and work, anti-black attitudes in culture, and more. Join us for a launch event featuring reading by writers Elisa Gonzalez, Marwa Helal, and Jasmine Sanders, as well as a Q&A with the author afterwards. This event will be in-person and streamed on our YouTube channel. In-person attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination and one form of photo ID at the door.
KYLE CARRERO LOPEZ
Kyle Carrero Lopez was born to Cuban parents in northern New Jersey. He co-founded LEGACY, a production collective by and for Black queer artists, and is the author of MUSCLE MEMORY, the chapbook winner of the 2020 [PANK] Books contest. His recent publications include Prolit, Best New Poets 2021, Poem-a-Day, and The Cincinnati Review. He holds an MFA in Poetry from NYU, where he was a Goldwater Fellow.
Marwa Helal is the author of Ante body (Nightboat Books, 2022), Invasive species (Nightboat Books, 2019), the chapbook I AM MADE TO LEAVE I AM MADE TO RETURN (No Dear, 2017), and winner of BOMB Magazine’s Biennial 2016 Poetry Contest. Helal is the winner of a 2021 Whiting Award. Born in Al Mansurah, Egypt, she lives everywhere.
Elisa Gonzalez is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. She holds degrees from Yale University and the New York University creative writing program. Her work appears in the New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and grants from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Norman Mailer Center, Rolex Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. From 2016-2018, she was a U.S. Fulbright scholar in the arts in Warsaw, Poland. In 2020, she received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. She lives in Brooklyn.
Jasmine Sanders is a writer from the south side of Chicago. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, ArtForum, BookForum, and New York magazine.